Telechrysis tripuncta

    Alt Name
    Treble-spot Tubic
    Description

    Wingspan about 12 mm. It has three pale, evenly-spaced spots on each dark forewing, white tipped antennae and an orangey-yellow head.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Woodlands and hedgerows.

    When to see it

    Adult moths are on the wing in May and June, flying around twilight time.

    Life History

    The feeding habits are relatively unknown, but it is believed to feed in dead or rotting wood.

    UK Status

    Occurring in southern England and in parts of north-west England and Wales it is however fairly local and never common. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland, the Sapcote moth of 28th May 2011 is the first record for VC55.

    Reference
    32.050 BF646

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map