Acrobasis advenella - Acrobasis advenella

Alt Name
Grey Knot-horn, Trachycera advenella
Description

Wingspan 18-24 mm. The species has a rather banded pattern of reds and greys.

Habitat

Preferring areas of old uncut Hawthorn hedge.

When to see it

It has one brood, which flies in July and August, when it often is a visitor to the light-trap.

Life History

The larvae feed mainly on Hawthorn, but also sometimes on Rowan.

UK Status

Distributed widely throughout much of Britain except the far North.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

Reference
62.035 BF1439

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map