Buff Arches

Habrosyne pyritoides


Wingspan 40 - 44mm. The white-bordered buff arches on a grey background make this a very distinctive moth.


Woodlands and hedgerows, there the caterpillars feed on the leaves of bramble.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in the southern half of Britain. Less common further north and absent from Scotland. Common and widespread in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June to August.