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


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

UK Map