Northern Spinach - Eulithis populata

    Description

    Wingspan 25 to 32 mm.This species shows a range of colour forms, with generally darker specimens further north.

    Habitat

    It inhabits peat moorland and grassland.

    When to see it

    There is one generation, with the moths flying in July and August.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on Bilberry.

    UK Status

    Distributed throughout Britain, including the very north of Scotland, though less common in the south and east. 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. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident).

    Reference
    70.091 BF1756

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map