Diurnea fagella

Diurnea fagella

PhotoForewing Length: 13-14mm 

A small grey moth, although the ground colour is variable, ranging through to almost black. Approximately one third from the base of each wing there is a paler v-shape that forms a jagged crossline. The forewings are also specked with darker spots. The female has much shorter wings and is incapable of flight. 

Flight Period
Single-brooded, March to May. 

Larval Food plants
Many deciduous trees including: Oaks, Hornbeam, Sweet Chestnut, Blackthorn, Willow and Birches. 

Deciduous woodland, parks and gardens. 

Wiltshire Status
Resident, common & widespread