Scorched Wing - Plagodis dolabraria
Wingspan 28-32 mm. The English name of this species is derived from the moth's fanciful resemblance to burnt paper or similar substance.
Woodland and well wooded areas
The main flight period is May and June. The adults are attracted to sugar, but only usually the males to light.
The larvae feed on a range of deciduous trees, including Oak, Birch and Willow.
It is widely distributed in England and Wales, sometimes fairly frequently, and also occurs though less commonly, in Scotland and Ireland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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