Antigastra catalaunalis

    Alt Name
    Spanish Dot

    Wingspan about 20 mm. An orangey-brown and white moth that bears a superficial resemblance to Nascia cilialis, but has generally narrower forewings.

    Identification difficulty

    Probably best looked for in areas where the larval foodplant is present.

    When to see it

    Previous records suggest September to October as the best period to see this moth in Britain.

    Life History

    Larvae feed on Antirrhinum family, Toadflax etc.

    UK Status

    A rare migrant species to this country, mainly to the southern counties. Abroad, the species occurs from southern Europe into the tropics. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as Migrant.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded)

    63.051 BF1400

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map