Brindled White-spot - Parectropis similaria


    Wingspan 33 to 39 mm. There is some variation in the intensity of the markings of the adults.

    Identification difficulty

    Woodland habitats and around Oak and Birch.

    When to see it

    Adults are to be found on the wing in May and June.

    Life History

    The caterpillars live during the autumn, eating the foliage of Oak and Birch.

    UK Status

    A local species, occurring in the south of England and Wales. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

    70.273 BF1950

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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