Antler Moth - Cerapteryx graminis


Wingspan 27-39 mm. A very distinctively marked moth.

Identification difficulty

Downland, Moorland and grassy places.

When to see it

The adults fly from June to September, and fly during the day as well as at night, when they come to light.

Life History

The larvae feed on various types of grasses, sometimes abundantly, and the species is well-known for its ability to devastate large tracts of grassland on high ground.

UK Status

Common over much of the British Isles. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

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

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map