Cream-bordered Green Pea - Earias clorana

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Inhabits fens, marshes and damp woodland.

    When to see it

    Flying mainly in May and June, sometimes there is a second generation in August.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on various willows including Osier.

    UK Status

    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.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).

    Reference
    74.011 BF2418

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map