Epermenia falciformis

    Alt Name
    Large Lance-wing

    Wingspan 9-11 mm. A fairly distinctive and well-marked species being patterned in buffs and browns with odd dark marks. Note the tufts along the back.

    Identification difficulty

    Preferring moist habitats, marshes and water margins.

    When to see it

    The adult moths are on the wing in two generations, from June to July and again in August and September.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on Wild Angelica or Ground-elder feeding in spun leaves or mining the stems.

    UK Status

    Distributed locally in the southern half of England. It also occurs sporadically in parts of Wales. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded)

    47.006 BF481

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map