Kent Black Arches - Meganola albula
Wingspan 18 to 24 mm.
A fairly distinctive species, but records must be supported by images due to the scarcity of this species in our area.
Occupying open woodland and coastal habitats.
The species flies at night from June to August, and can be attracted to light.
The small, hairy larvae feed on Dewberry (Rubus caesius), and overwinter in this state.
A species which is mainly restricted to the southern and eastern counties of England, and parts of Wales. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B.
A recent arrival in Leicestershire and Rutland but may be moving into our area.
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
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