Small Rivulet - Perizoma alchemillata


Wingspan 14-18 mm. Rather similar in appearance to The Rivulet (P. affiniata), it can usually be distinguished by the double indentation on the white band of the forewing which is normally single in affiniata. It is also generally slightly smaller.

Identification difficulty

It occurs in a range of woodland and open areas.

When to see it

On the wing in June and July.

Life History

The larvae feed mainly inside the seed capsules and on the flowers of Hemp-nettle.

UK Status

Generally distributed in Britain and usually 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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