Shoulder Stripe - Earophila badiata

    Alt Name
    Anticlea badiata and as Shoulder-stripe
    Description

    Wingspan 25-30 mm. It shows a variety of colour forms, but all have the same basic pattern.

    Habitat

    It inhabits woodland, scrubland and other open areas.

    When to see it

    An early Spring species, flying in March and April.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on types of Rose.

    UK Status

    This moth is fairly common in England and Wales and scarcer in Scotland and Ireland.

    VC55 Status

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

    Reference
    70.066 BF1746

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map