Treble Lines - Charanyca trigrammica


Wingspan 35-40 mm. As the name suggests, the buff wings are crossed by three distinctively shaped lines.

Identification difficulty

A species of woodland fringes, hedgerows and commons.

When to see it

Flies from May to July and is readily attracted to sugar and light.

Life History

The nocturnal larvae feed on a number of herbaceous plants including Greater Plantain. They generally live just below the surface of the ground and chew through the stems at ground level.

UK Status

Commonly distributed in England and Wales, and parts of Ireland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map