Olindia schumacherana

Alternative names
White-barred Twist

Wingspan 11 to 16 mm. A characteristically-patterned species which cannot easily be mistaken for any other, although the extent of the markings does vary somewhat.

Identification difficulty

Various habitats.

When to see it

The adults are on the wing in June and July, the males flying in sunshine, the females after dark.

Life History

The larvae feed on a range of herbaceous plants, in particular Lesser Celandine folding over a leaf and feeding within.

UK Status

It is widespread but rather local over the British Isles. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).

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

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