Hypsopygia glaucinalis

    Alt Name
    Double-striped Tabby, Orthopygia glaucinalis
    Description

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

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    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)

    Reference
    62.076 BF1415

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map