Wingspan 14-19 mm. The darker markings on the forewings can be somewhat variable but are usually fairly diagnostic of the species.
Primarily a woodland species but can be found in any area containing Oak
It flies during July and August from dusk into the night
Larvae feed mainly on Oak
This moth can be found throughout most of Britain, though less frequent in the north. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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