The Brick - Agrochola circellaris
Wingspan 33-38 mm. One of several similar, orange-coloured species which emerge during the autumn period.
It frequents mainly woodland and parkland.
On the wing from August to October.
The larvae feed on the flowers and leaves of Wych Elm or Poplar when young, later feeding on the leaves.
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.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)
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