Homoeosoma sinuella

    Alt Name
    Twin-barred Knot-horn
    Description

    Wingspan 18-23 mm. Fairly distinctive with its yellowish ground colour and darker banding, it is one of the easier species to identify in its group.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    This species lives in open habitat on dry soils on old dunes, limestone and chalk grassland, waste ground, embankments quarries etc.

    When to see it

    The usual flight period is between June and August.

    Life History

    The larva feeds and lives in the rootstock of Ribwort Plantain and other plantain species.

    UK Status

    Found mainly in southern England and south Wales. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant)

    Reference
    62.054 BF1481

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map