Diasemiopsis ramburialis

    Alt Name
    Vagrant China-mark
    Description

    Wingspan 17 to 22 mm. It is easily confused with Diasemia reticularis and care should be taken when identifying either species.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Only known as a migrant species in Britain.

    When to see it

    Encountered mainly on the southern coasts between June and October.

    UK Status

    A scarce migrant species mainly to the south coast. Abroad it occurs in Europe and the tropics, but it is not believed to have bred in the British Isles. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as a migrant.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Shenton Estate specimen of 8th August 2014 is the first record of this species in VC55. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

    Reference
    63.044 BF1403

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map