Blood-vein - Timandra comae

Alternative names
Blood Vein
Description

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
Habitat

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)

Reference
70.029 BF1682

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Species profile

Common names
Blood-vein
Species group:
Moths
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Lepidoptera
Family:
Geometridae
Records on NatureSpot:
427
First record:
08/06/1948 (Wesley, Isaac)
Last record:
09/08/2023 (Pugh, Dylan)

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