Clouded Border - Lomaspilis marginata
Wingspan 30-38 mm. A delicate little moth. The black and white markings show considerable variation.
Woodland and moist localities.
Flies between May and July. It can be disturbed from undergrowth during the day, but its natural flight time is at night.
The larvae feed on Willows and Poplars, especially Aspen.
It is fairly commonly distributed over most of 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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