Shaded Broad-bar - Scotopteryx chenopodiata


    Wingspan 25-30 mm. Variable in colour but fairly easily identified.

    Identification difficulty

    Grassland, acid heathland, woodland rides, roadside verges, sand-dunes and gardens.

    When to see it

    The species has one generation, the adults flying in July and August.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on Vetch and Clover.

    UK Status

    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.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map