Clouded Silver - Lomographa temerata
Wingspan 22-26 mm. Largely white with smudgy black markings.
It frequents woodland, suburban habitats and other bushy areas.
The single brood flies in May and June, with some adults on the wing in autumn, usually in the south, considered to be migrants.
The caterpillars feed on Hawthorn and Blackthorn, amongst other trees.
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.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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