The Brick - Agrochola circellaris

Alternative names
Brick Moth

Wingspan 33-38 mm. One of several similar, orange-coloured species which emerge during the autumn period.

Identification difficulty

It frequents mainly woodland and parkland.

When to see it

On the wing from August to October.

Life History

The larvae feed on the flowers and leaves of Wych Elm or Poplar when young, later feeding on the leaves.

UK Status

It is distributed widely over much of Britain and is fairly common. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

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

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