Beautiful Hook-tip - Laspeyria flexula

    Description

    Wingspan 23-27 mm.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Occupies woodland, parks, gardens and orchards.

    When to see it

    June to August

    Life History

    The overwintering larvae feed on lichens which grow on the bark of a variety of deciduous and coniferous trees.

    UK Status

    It is locally distributed over the southern half of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

    Reference
    72.069 BF2473

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

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