Flame Shoulder - Ochropleura plecta
Wingspan 25-30 mm. Resembles no other British species. The English name refers to a bright straw coloured band running along the leading edge of the forewing, which is further emphasised by the black streak behind it.
Woodland fringes, gardens and meadowland.
There are two generations, flying in May and June and again in August and September.
The nocturnal caterpillars live on low plants such as Dock and Plantain.
Quite a common species throughout Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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