The Streamer - Anticlea derivata

Alternative names
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

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Species profile

Common names
Streamer
Species group:
Moths
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Lepidoptera
Family:
Geometridae
Records on NatureSpot:
100
First record:
01/01/1998 (Adrian Russell)
Last record:
17/06/2023 (Timms, Sue)

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