Cryptoblabes bistriga

    Alt Name
    Double-striped Knot-horn
    Description

    Wingspan 18 to 20 mm. This moth has a distinctive broad reddish area in the middle of the forewing.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    By day it rests in trees and tall bushes in Oak woodland.

    When to see it

    This moth flies at dusk and at night from late June, into July.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on a range of trees, including oak and alder usually within a folded leaf.

    UK Status

    Distributed rather locally through England and Wales, it also occurs in Ireland. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

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

    Reference
    62.007 BF1433

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map