Bryotropha affinis

Alternative names
Dark Groundling
Description

Wingspan 11-12 mm. This moth has a variable paler band, sometimes broken, across the forewing about three quarters of the way toward the tip.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Often attracted to lights.

When to see it

The moths are on the wing in June and July.

Life History

The larvae feed on mosses, often on walls during the early part of the year.

UK Status

A fairly frequent species throughout most of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant)

Reference
35.047 BF779

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