The Streamer - Anticlea derivata

    Alt Name
    Streamer Moth
    Description

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

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    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).

    Reference
    70.067 BF1747

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map