Mottled Beauty - Alcis repandata


Wingspan 30-45 mm. A very variable species, with a number of races and intermediate forms.

Similar Species

Quite similar to Willow Beauty.  Guidance on separating these two species can be found by following this LINK

Identification difficulty

Inhabiting woodland, suburban gardens and bushy localities.

When to see it

Flies in June and July and is a regular visitor to light.

Life History

Larval foodplants are a number of different plants and trees.

UK Status

Occurring quite frequently throughout Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland but not nearly as common as Willow Beauty. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

70.265 BF1941

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map