Least Black Arches - Nola confusalis
Wingspan 16-18 mm. Narrow forewing usually whitish with fine black cross lines, the innermost of which is elbowed or 'V' shaped, and the outer middle one strongly curved in the leading half and often shaped like a question mark. Usually a narrow but distinct grey brown outer central cross band.
Species frequents woodland, parks and gardens.
It flies in May and June, and can be attracted to light.
The larvae feed on Lime, Evergreen Oak and other trees and bushes.
Locally distributed over a large part of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.
Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)
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