Angle-striped Sallow - Enargia paleacea
Wingspan 40 to 60 mm. Quite distinctive, even though the forewings vary in colour and in strength of markings. The forewing is broad with a slightly hooked tip and usually yellow to orange-yellow. There is also a fine, roughly centrally elbowed inner central cross line and curved outer cross line.
It inhabits heaths and open woodland.
The resident population flies in July and August, the migrants slightly earlier.
The larvae feed on Silver Birch and Downy Birch.
With two main areas of scattered distribution, in central England and central Scotland, this species also occurs in southern England as an immigrant. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).
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