Angle Shades - Phlogophora meticulosa


    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

    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)

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map