Bordered Sallow - Pyrrhia umbra

    Description

    Wingspan 27 to 35 mm. A well-marked and fairly distinctive species.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Generally coastal, occurring on calcareous soils where found inland.

    When to see it

    The single generation flies in June and July and visits sugar as well as light.

    Life History

    The larvae feed mainly on the flowers and seeds of Restharrow.

    UK Status

    This moth is widespread but local in southern England, extending northwards along the coasts to parts of Scotland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).

    Reference
    73.070 BF2399

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map