Grey Shoulder-knot - Lithophane ornitopus
Wingspan 32-38 mm.
A woodland species
The adults emerge in September and October, and overwinter, appearing again from February to April.
The caterpillars, like several other Lithophane species, have a tendency towards cannibalism. The foodplant is Oak.
Found mainly in the southern part of England, Wales and Ireland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)
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