Eudonia lacustrata

Alternative names
Little Grey, Dipleurina lacustrata

Wingspan 15-20 mm. One of the more distinctive of the Scopariinae, identifiable by its rather plain creamy or greyish central portion of the wing.

Identification difficulty

Various habitats

When to see it

Flying in July and August.

Life History

The larvae feed on mosses, usually on walls or tree-trunks.

UK Status

Species has a distribution over most of Great Britain, and is fairly frequent nationally.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

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

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