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

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map