July Highflyer - Hydriomena furcata


    Wingspan 23-30 mm. A very variable species both in markings as well as colour with some showing a distinct green colour, others reddish-brown.

    Identification difficulty

    Hedgerows and woodland margins.

    When to see it

    It is on the wing in July and August.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on Willow and Bilberry among others.

    UK Status

    It is fairly common over most of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

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

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map