Wingspan 18-24 mm. An attractive and distinctively marked moth, the orange wings having two large white discs.
Damp areas, boggy heath land, fens and marshes.
It flies by night in July and August and tends to rest in trees by day.
The larvae feed on grasses grow that grow in damp habitats.
Distributed over many parts of Britain but is most common in the south and east. 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)
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