The Spinach - Eulithis mellinata
Wingspan 27-30 mm. The straw yellow wing bears a darker central band with one large tooth like projection on the outer edge. The wing fringes are chequered.
Found in suburban areas as well as woodland and similar habitats.
The adults fly from June to August in a single generation.
This species feeds on various Ribes species, such as Red Currant and Black Currant
It is fairly common in England and Wales but rare in Scotland and Ireland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015