Cream-bordered Green Pea - Earias clorana
Wingspan 16 to 20 mm. A small but distinctive green species, only likely to be confused with the micro Tortrix viridana, which however rests with a much 'flatter' aspect.
Inhabits fens, marshes and damp woodland.
Flying mainly in May and June, sometimes there is a second generation in August.
The larvae feed on various willows including Osier.
It is scattered locally throughout south-eastern England, with occasional records elsewhere. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
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