The Seraphim - Lobophora halterata

    Alternative names
    Seraphim Moth

    Wingspan 20 to 25 mm. Exhibits a reasonable range of variations.

    Identification difficulty

    Inhabits woodland habitats.

    When to see it

    The adults fly in May and June, and are attracted to light.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on Aspen and Poplar.

    UK Status

    This species has a scattered distribution, occurring most commonly in southern Britain and parts of Scotland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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