Notocelia cynosbatella

    Alt Name
    Yellow-faced Bell, Epiblema cynosbatella
    Description

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

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    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)

    Reference
    49.292 BF1174

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map