Rosy Marbled - Elaphria venustula

    Description

    Wingspan 19 to 23mm.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Frequenting dry, open woodland.

    When to see it

    It flies at the end of May and in June, from dusk into the night, when it comes to light.

    Life History

    The larval foodplant is not fully known in this country, but is suspected to be Tormentil.

    UK Status

    A local species, occurring mainly in certain localities in the south-east of England. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

    Reference
    73.091 BF2396

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map