Wingspan 16-22 mm. A smallish but brightly coloured moth with noticeably long antennae.
Well wooded areas
July and August - it is nocturnal and comes to light.
The food plants are various deciduous trees, including Oak and Beech
Occurring fairly frequently throughout Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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