Incurvaria praelatella

    Alt Name
    Strawberry Bright

    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

    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).

    8.004 BF132

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map