Barred Yellow - Cidaria fulvata


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

Identification difficulty

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)

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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