Crassa unitella

Alternative names
Plain Bark Moth
Golden-brown Tubic
Batia unitella
Description

Golden-brown, with contrasting orange head and palps.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

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. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

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)

Reference
28.014 BF642

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Common names
Golden-brown Tubic
Species group:
Moths
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Lepidoptera
Family:
Oecophoridae
Records on NatureSpot:
175
First record:
09/07/2003 (Skevington, Mark)
Last record:
10/08/2023 (Skidmore, Paul)

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