Earias Vittella

    Description

    Wingspan 17 to 23 mm. A very distinctive green and white species.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Occurring in Britain only as an accidental import or vagrant.

    When to see it

    The first British specimens were recorded in June and early July.

    Life History

    The larva of this species has been found several times in Okra pods, imported from India.

    UK Status

    Rare in Britain – the first adult was recorded at light in Dorset in June 2003.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Wigston specimen of 1st July 2006 was believed to be only the second British record. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

    Reference
    74.0122 BF2420a

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map