Athrips mouffetella

Alternative names
Dotted Grey Groundling

Wingspan about 15mm. A small, but distinctively marked moth.

Identification difficulty

Occurs in woodland and gardens.

When to see it

The adult flies at night during July to September, and is attracted to light.

Life History

The larvae feed mainly on honeysuckle during May and June, spinning together terminal shoots.

UK Status

Found throughout the southern two-thirds of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).

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

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