Crassa unitella

Alternative names
Golden-brown Tubic, Batia unitella

Golden-brown, with contrasting orange head and palps.

Identification difficulty

Well wooded areas.

When to see it

Late June to August.

Life History

Larvae- (from late September to May), feed on fungus on and under dead bark.

UK Status

This species is locally common in Southern England, and occurs more scarcely as far North as Lancashire and Yorkshire.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

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

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