Short-cloaked Moth - Nola cucullatella

    Description

    Wingspan 16-18 mm. A small but attractive and distinctive moth.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Inhabits woodland, suburban gardens and similar bushy habitats.

    When to see it

    The single generation flies in June and July and the species is readily attracted to light.

    Life History

    The small, hairy caterpillars feed on Blackthorn, Hawthorn and Apple.

    UK Status

    Widely distributed in Britain and moderately common. 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)

    Reference
    74.003 BF2077

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map