Scalloped Oak - Crocallis elinguaria

Description

Wingspan 32-41 mm. This species shows some variation in the intensity of the markings but is usually easy to identify.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens.

When to see it

The single generation flies in July and August.

Life History

The caterpillars show a polyphagous nature, feeding on a number of deciduous trees and bushes.

UK Status

Ranging fairly commonly over most of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

Reference
70.241 BF1921

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map