Shoulder Stripe - Earophila badiata

Alternative names
Anticlea badiata and as Shoulder-stripe
Description

Wingspan 25-30 mm. It shows a variety of colour forms, but all have the same basic pattern.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

It inhabits woodland, scrubland and other open areas.

When to see it

An early Spring species, flying in March and April.

Life History

The larvae feed on types of Rose.

UK Status

This moth is fairly common in England and Wales and scarcer in Scotland and Ireland.

VC55 Status

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

Reference
70.066 BF1746

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