Eudonia angustea

    Alt Name
    Narrow-winged Grey
    Description

    Wingspan 17-22 mm. A rather small, narrow-winged species.

    Similar Species

    Scopariinae are a difficult group to identify and sometimes it is necessary to refer to genitalia to be sure. A useful guide can be found at the following LINK

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    Habitat

    Prefers coastal habitats but it can be found locally throughout most of Britain.

    When to see it

    Usually a late flight period from July through to early November but can be seen earlier.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on mosses on walls and in sand-dunes.

    UK Status

    Mainly coastal but often encountered inland. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant). This species seems to be becoming more common in our area.

    Reference
    63.069 BF1342

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map