Ophion minutus


Body length 12 - 14mm. The body is a pale orange. The wing venation is the best way to identify this species as the veins thicken towards the pterostigma and there is a short spur on the cell below them.


Woodland edge and hedgerows.

Status and distribution

Widely distributed but little recorded in England. Most records are from around the Midlands. Probably under-recorded due to its nocturnal lifestyle. This one came to a moth trap.

Best time to see

May to June.