V-Moth - Macaria wauaria
Wingspan 25 to 30 mm.
It favours gardens, allotments and other cultivated areas where fruit bushes are grown.
The adults, which come to light, are on the wing in July and August.
The caterpillars feed on a number of Ribes species, including red and black currant and gooseberry.
This species appears to be on the decline, but is still widely distributed in much of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.
Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
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