Hypsopygia glaucinalis

Alternative names
Double-striped Tabby, Orthopygia glaucinalis

Wingspan 23-30 mm. A mid brown coloured moth with two pale lines running across the wings.

Identification difficulty

It frequents sheds and farm buildings, gardens, hay-stacks, thatched roofs and bird nests.

When to see it

On the wing in July and August, when it comes to light.

Life History

The larvae feed amongst the thatch or hay, or in other kinds of dry vegetable matter, such as birds' nests.

UK Status

Relatively common locally in the Southern half of England, though numbers appear to be decreasing. It is also an occasional migrant to the South.

VC55 Status

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

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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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