Diurnea lipsiella

Alternative names
November Tubic, Diurnea phryganella
Description

Wingspan about 23 mm (male) and 17 mm (female). In common with D. fagella, the females have under-developed wings (brachypterous).

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Areas where the larval foodplants are present.

When to see it

The adult moths are at large in October and November, when the males can be attracted to light.

Life History

Oak (Quercus) and bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) are the preferred larval foodplants in this country.

UK Status

Locally but widely distributed over much of the British Isles. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

Reference
29.002 BF664

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