Eulia ministrana

Alternative names
Brassy Twist

Wingspan 18-25 mm. The creamish ground colour and red/brown markings are fairly characteristic.

Identification difficulty

This is mainly a woodland species.

When to see it

It flies in May and June, from dusk and into the night, when it can be attracted by light.

Life History

The caterpillars feed on a variety of deciduous trees and shrubs and overwinter in this state before pupating in the spring.

UK Status

Moderately common over much of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

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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