Cryptoblabes bistriga

Alternative names
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

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