Bird's Wing - Dypterygia scabriuscula

    Description

    Wingspan 32 to 37 mm.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    It frequents deciduous woodland and parkland.

    When to see it

    Flies in June and July, occasionally again in autumn in the south.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on low plants such as dock and knotgrass.

    UK Status

    Distributed mainly in the south-east of England and north Midlands, this distinctive species is quite scarce elsewhere. 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 and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).

    Reference
    73.105 BF2301

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map