Blood-vein - Timandra comae

    Alt Name
    Blood Vein

    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.

    Identification difficulty

    Marshes, river-banks, damp meadows and gardens.

    When to see it

    It has two generations, from May to July and in August and September.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on low-growing plants such as Dock.

    UK Status

    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.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    70.029 BF1682

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map