Shaded Broad-bar - Scotopteryx chenopodiata
Wingspan 25-30 mm. Variable in colour but fairly easily identified.
Grassland, acid heathland, woodland rides, roadside verges, sand-dunes and gardens.
The species has one generation, the adults flying in July and August.
The larvae feed on Vetch and Clover.
Widespread and fairly common throughout Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015