Clouded Border - Lomaspilis marginata

Description

Wingspan 30-38 mm. A delicate little moth. The black and white markings show considerable variation.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Woodland and moist localities.

When to see it

Flies between May and July. It can be disturbed from undergrowth during the day, but its natural flight time is at night.

Life History

The larvae feed on Willows and Poplars, especially Aspen.

UK Status

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.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

Reference
70.207 BF1887

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