The Streamer - Anticlea derivata

Alternative names
Streamer Moth

Wingspan 30 to 34 mm. A pretty and distinctive moth with strong brown markings and wings showing a tint of dusky pink.

Identification difficulty

Woodland edges, hedgerows and similar bushy places.

When to see it

Found quite early in the season, flying in April and May.

Life History

The larvae feed on the leaves and flowers of Dog-rose (Rosa canina).

UK Status

Widespread and fairly common throughout Britain, but more common in the south. 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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