Euzophera cinerosella

Alternative names
Wormwood Knot-horn

Wingspan 23 to 28 mm.

Identification difficulty
When to see it

The moths are on the wing from May to August, and can be attracted to light.

Life History

The larval foodplant is wormwood, the larvae feeding internally in the roots.

UK Status

A species which until fairly recently was found only scarcely in the southern half of England and Wales, but has now extended its range and is occasionally found northwards into Yorkshire. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B.

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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