Bright-line Brown-eye - Lacanobia oleracea


Wingspan 32-37 mm. This moth doesn't tend to vary in appearance, except perhaps in the shade of brown of the forewings.

Identification difficulty

On allotments and in waste places.

When to see it

It generally flies from May to July, with an occasional second brood in the south.

Life History

The larva can be found in abundance on Orache, Goosefoot and Redshank.

UK Status

A common species over most of the British Isles. 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)

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

UK Map