Marbled White Spot - Deltote pygarga

    Alternative names
    Protodeltote pygarga

    Wingspan 20 to 22 mm.

    Identification difficulty

    Acid heaths and damp woodland habitats.

    When to see it

    The adults are on the wing in a single generation from May to July.

    Life History

    The caterpillars feed during the autumn on a number of grasses, including Purple Moor-grass

    UK Status

    Distributed locally in the southern half of England and parts of North Wales

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map