Notocelia cynosbatella

Alternative names
Yellow-faced Bell, Epiblema cynosbatella

Wingspan 16-22 mm. The yellow labial palps of this moth readily distinguish it from several quite similar species.

Identification difficulty

Gardens and hedgerows.

When to see it

Flies, mainly at night, from May to July, but can easily be disturbed during the day.

Life History

The larvae feed mainly on a variety of wild and cultivated Rose.

UK Status

It is generally common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

49.292 BF1174

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map