Brindled Green - Dryobotodes eremita


Wingspan 32-39 mm. Quite variable. Forewing is usually greenish or greyish and has a small pale blotch in the centre.

Identification difficulty

Frequents woodland and parkland.

When to see it

The single generation flies in August and September, when it is readily attracted to light.

Life History

The larvae feed on Oak, initially on the buds and later on the leaves

UK Status

Occurring reasonably commonly in England and Wales, more locally in Scotland and Ireland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly 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

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