Large Tabby - Aglossa pinguinalis
Wingspan 29 to 38 mm. A dullish moth with a grey brown mottled appearance.
An unusual species which inhabits buildings such as barns and warehouses, hiding in dark corners during the day.
The adults fly between June and August, and occasionally visit light.
The larvae feed amongst straw and chaff in buildings such as those mentioned under 'Habitat', as well as on sheep-dung.
It occurs widely throughout the British Isles, but is less common than previously. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.
It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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