Pinion-streaked Snout - Schrankia costaestrigalis


Wingspan 16 to 22 mm.

Identification difficulty

Marshy places, damp meadows and fens are the preferred habitat.

When to see it

The adults can be noted on the wing from July to October, possibly as two generations.

Life History

Not much is known about the earlier stages of this species in the wild, as the larva has only ever been reared in captivity.

UK Status

It occurs locally over much of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain 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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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map