Clouded Silver - Lomographa temerata


Wingspan 22-26 mm. Largely white with smudgy black markings.

Identification difficulty

It frequents woodland, suburban habitats and other bushy areas.

When to see it

The single brood flies in May and June, with some adults on the wing in autumn, usually in the south, considered to be migrants.

Life History

The caterpillars feed on Hawthorn and Blackthorn, amongst other trees.

UK Status

Fairly common species over most of Britain, though it is more local in Scotland. 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)

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map