Endotricha flammealis

    Alt Name
    Rosy Tabby
    Description

    Wingspan 18 to 23 mm. Another species which has an unusual resting posture. The front part of the body is raised up on the forelegs, and the wings held at an angle, with the edges touching the resting surface.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Various habitats with hedges and bushes.

    When to see it

    Flies during July and August, when it comes to light.

    Life History

    The larvae feed initially on a range of plants and bushes, and later amongst leaf-litter.

    UK Status

    It occurs mainly in the southern half of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    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
    62.077 BF1424

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map