Feathered Gothic - Tholera decimalis
Wingspan 32-45 mm. A variable, often grey-brown moth well marked with lines and other marks.
Rough grassland and downland.
The adults are on the wing in August and September, when the males in particular are attracted to light.
A grass-feeding species, the young larvae eat the blades and, when more mature, descend to ground level and devour the stems.
Widely distributed over much of Britain it can be quite common in some parts. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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