The Chevron - Eulithis testata

    Description

    Wingspan 25 to 35 mm.  Quite a variable species, this moth displays colour forms from yellowish through to fairly dark brown.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    It inhabits moorland habitats as well as sandy and woodland areas.

    When to see it

    The adults fly in July and August in a single generation.

    Life History

    The larval foodplants are Willow, Aspen and Birch.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    This species has declined in our area with few recent records.

    Reference
    70.090 BF1755

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map