Mottled Rustic - Caradrina morpheus
Wingspan 32-38 mm. Although superficially similar to several related species, this moth always shows a distinctly large and dark reniform stigma and is fairly broad-winged.
It occupies a range of habitats including suburban areas
It flies from June to August, sometimes with a small second brood in October in the south and is frequent at light.
The larvae feed on a number of herbaceous plants, especially Nettle and Dandelion.
Common to abundant in much of England and Wales, scarcer in Scotland and Ireland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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