Flounced Rustic - Luperina testacea

    Description

    Wingspan 30-35 mm. A very variable species both in colour and patterning.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Occupying dry, grassy habitats

    When to see it

    There is one generation, flying in August and September, when the species comes to light.

    Life History

    The larvae feed underground in the bases of grass stems and amongst the roots.

    UK Status

    A common species in England and Wales, but more local in Scotland and Ireland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    Reference
    73.131 BF2353

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map