Brown-spot Pinion - Agrochola litura
Wingspan 28-35 mm. A fairly distinctive species, with a normally chestnut ground colour and several blackish marks on the leading edge of the forewing.
It frequents woodland, heathland and bushy suburban habitats.
Flying in September and October, it can regularly be attracted to light and sugar.
The spring-feeding larvae live on herbaceous plants when young, and later on the leaves of deciduous trees, such as Oak and Hawthorn.
It is reasonably common over a large part of Britain, though not in Ireland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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