Ingrailed Clay - Diarsia mendica
Wingspan 28-35 mm. A highly variable species, ranging from rather pale individuals in the south, to much darker ones in Scotland, with some island variants in Orkney and Shetland being afforded subspecies status.
Well wooded areas and moorland.
Flying in a single generation from June and July.
The caterpillars hibernate and feed in the spring on a variety of shrubs and plants, including Bramble and Bilberry
It is common throughout Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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