Epagoge grotiana

Alternative names
Brown-barred Twist

Wingspan about 15 mm.

Identification difficulty

Deciduous woodland.

When to see it

Flies during June and July, especially around dawn and at dusk.

Life History

The larvae feed on the leaves of various trees and shrubs including Oak, Hawthorn and Bramble.

UK Status

Widely distributed over much of the British Isles this species becomes scarcer further north. 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).

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

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