Orchesia undulata


There are three British species in the genus, but the other two are both plain coloured, without a pattern.

Identification difficulty

Associated with fungi.

When to see it

Mainly seen in the autumn.

Life History

Develops in fungi.

UK Status

Widespread in England and Wales, less common further north.

VC55 Status

Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland where Altar Stones record of 2013 was the first for VC55 since 1997. There were a total of 11 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map