Short-cloaked Moth - Nola cucullatella


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

Identification difficulty

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)

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

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