Grey Chi - Antitype chi


Wingspan 32 to 37 mm.

Identification difficulty

Moorland and grassy hillsides are the preferred habitats. The adults also like to rest on walls and rocks, where they can be very inconspicuous.

When to see it

The single generation flies in August and September, when it comes to light.

Life History

The larvae feed on a number of low-growing plants and shrubs.

UK Status

A predominantly northern species, being commonest in central and north-west England and Wales, but occurring locally in southern England. It is locally common 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 frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map