Incurvaria praelatella

Alternative names
Strawberry Bright
Description

Wingspan 11 to 14 mm. This moth is characterised by the whitish markings against a bronzy-purple background colour, with a noticeable pale streak at the base of the wing and a yellowish head.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

A woodland species.

When to see it

The moths fly in sunshine during May and June.

Life History

The larvae feed on Roseaceous plants such as Wild Strawberry and Water Avens.

UK Status

It is fairly well distributed throughout much of Britain and Ireland, and can be locally frequent. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

Reference
8.004 BF132

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