Semioscopis steinkellneriana

    Alt Name
    Dawn Flat-body
    Description

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

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    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).

    Reference
    32.002 BF667

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map