Angle Shades - Phlogophora meticulosa

    Description

    Wingspan 45-50 mm. A highly distinctive and unusual moth, which rests with the wings folded longitudinally, looking very much like a withered autumn leaf.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    May be found almost anywhere.

    When to see it

    May to October.

    Life History

    Usually at least two generations in Britain. The species is also a common migrant and can occur in large numbers at coastal locations.

    UK Status

    This species is common both as a resident and a migrant in England, Wales and Ireland. In Scotland, the Inner Hebrides and Orkney the species is much more localised. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    Reference
    73.113 BF2306

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map