Canary-shouldered Thorn - Ennomos alniaria
Wingspan 38-42 mm. Aptly named after the canary-yellow thorax, or 'shoulders'.
It frequents woodland, gardens and a range of other habitats.
It has a single generation which flies from July to October and is regularly attracted to artificial light.
The larvae feed on a variety of deciduous trees.
This is a fairly common species all over Britain. 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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