Barred Yellow - Cidaria fulvata

    Description

    Wingspan 20-25 mm. A smallish, brightly-coloured species its yellow wings banded with reddish brown.

    Habitat

    It prefers woodland, chalk down land and scrubland.

    When to see it

    The adults fly in June and July.

    Life History

    Larvae feed on the leaves of Dog Rose.

    UK Status

    Widely distributed throughout Britain. 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)

    Reference
    70.085 BF1765

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map