Blood-vein - Timandra comae
The adult rests with the wings held in such a position that the reddish cross-lines of the fore and hind wings form a continuous band. The fringes are also suffused with pink. There is a rare melanic form f.nigra.
Marshes, river-banks, damp meadows and gardens.
It has two generations, from May to July and in August and September.
The larvae feed on low-growing plants such as Dock.
This attractive moth is fairly common in the southern counties of England and Wales but scarcer further north and in Ireland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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