Dark Umber - Philereme transversata

    Description

    Wingspan 29 to 37 mm. Although varying in degrees of contrast, this is normally a dark brown species, as the English name suggests. The trailing edges of the wings are distinctly scalloped.

    Habitat

    Usually associated with calcareous soils.

    When to see it

    July and August.

    Life History

    The caterpillar has two forms - one pale green; the other dark brown and cream. The foodplant is Buckthorn.

    UK Status

    The species is found in England and Wales, being commoner in the south. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).

    Reference
    70.119 BF1792

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map