July Highflyer - Hydriomena furcata
Wingspan 23-30 mm. A very variable species both in markings as well as colour with some showing a distinct green colour, others reddish-brown.
Hedgerows and woodland margins.
It is on the wing in July and August.
The larvae feed on Willow and Bilberry among others.
It is fairly common over most of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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