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.

    Identification difficulty

    Species frequents woodland, parks and gardens.

    When to see it

    It flies in May and June, and can be attracted to light.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on Lime, Evergreen Oak and other trees and bushes.

    UK Status

    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.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

    74.004 BF2078

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map