Beautiful Hook-tip - Laspeyria flexula
Wingspan 23-27 mm.
Occupies woodland, parks, gardens and orchards.
June to August
The overwintering larvae feed on lichens which grow on the bark of a variety of deciduous and coniferous trees.
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.
Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015