Tree-lichen Beauty - Cryphia algae
Wingspan 24 to 30 mm.
Although distinctive in appearance, photographic evidence is requested to support records for this species due to its rarity in Britain at present.
A migrant that is most likely to be recorded at light.
Most British records are during July and August.
In southern Europe larvae feed on lichens growing on trees.
A mostly migrant species with only a handful of records prior to 1991, since when it has become quite frequent in the southern and south-eastern counties. More recently it has arrived in sufficient numbers to breed and possibly establish small resident populations in certain localities.
Rare migrant in Leicestershire and Rutland where it was first recorded in 2018, but it may be increasing in our area.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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