Brimstone Moth - Opisthograptis luteolata

    Description

    Wingspan 32-37 mm. A handsome yellow moth with red markings on the wing margins.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    In any suitable habitat.

    When to see it

    Occurring in three overlapping generations in the south, graduating to just one brood in the far north. Adults can be expected on the wing at any time from April to October, depending on the locality and number of generations.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on a range of trees and bushes, including Hawthorn and Blackthorn.

    UK Status

    A common and widespread species in Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    Reference
    70.226 BF1906

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map