Purple Bar - Cosmorhoe ocellata
Wingspan 20 to 25 mm. This smallish member of the 'carpets' has a velvety look to the forewings.
Areas where bedstraws are present.
It flies from May to August, usually with two generations in the south, but a single brood further north.
The larvae feed on various types of bedstraw.
It is fairly common throughout Britain, and is regularly attracted to light. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident).
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
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