Anania fuscalis

    Alt Name
    Cinerous Pearl, Opsibotys fuscalis
    Description

    Wingspan 20 to 26 mm. A weakly-coloured brown species with light patterning.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Damp pastures, grassland and marshy areas.

    When to see it

    The single generation of moths are on the wing in late May and June.

    Life History

    The foodplants are Yellow-rattle and Common Cow-wheat.

    UK Status

    It is locally distributed throughout most of Britain, but not especially common. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Newton Harcourt record of 18th May 2014 was the first confirmed record for VC55.

    Reference
    63.016 BF1386

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map