Batrachedra praeangusta

    Alt Name
    Poplar Cosmet
    Description

    Wingspan 14 to 15 mm. This is a small, inconspicuous species. The adults have elongated narrow forewings, which are a mix of sooty black and paler colour.

    Habitat

    Most habitats where the larval foodplant is present.

    When to see it

    They fly during July and August, sometimes earlier, and come to light.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on the catkins and leaves of Poplar and Willow.

    UK Status

    Fairly common in England and Ireland. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

    Reference
    36.001 BF878

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map