Straw Dot - Rivula sericealis

Description

Wingspan 18-22 mm. A small buff coloured moth with a dark spot on each wing.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Damp meadows and woodland are its favourite haunts.

When to see it

The two generations a year fly in June and July and again in August and September.It flies from dusk into the night when it is attracted to light.

Life History

Various grasses form the larval foodplants.

UK Status

Relatively common in the southern half of Britain and becoming gradually scarcer further north, this moth is also a suspected immigrant. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire & Rutland and possibly increasing. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

Reference
72.002 BF2474

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