Depressaria ultimella

    Alt Name
    Fen Flat-body
    Description

    Wingspan 16 to 21 mm. The adults are similar to D. daucella but the larval stages are quite different.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Wet places, often near ditches and small streams.

    When to see it

    The flight period is from August, overwintering and reappearing the following spring.

    Life History

    The main larval foodplant is Fool's Water-cress.

    UK Status

    This species occurs locally in much of England, also occurring in Wales and southern Ireland. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    The specimen taken 21 April 2011 is the first record for Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

    Reference
    32.040 BF671

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map