Semioscopis steinkellneriana

Alternative names
Dawn Flat-body

Wingspan 22 mm. The distinctive wing markings make this one of the easier species to identify.

Identification difficulty

It occurs in woodlands and gardens.

When to see it

This species flies very early in the morning, around sunrise. The adults are on the wing during April.

Life History

The larvae feed on Blackthorn and Hawthorn.

UK Status

Widely but locally distributed in Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 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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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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