Phalera bucephala


Wingspan 55 - 68mm. A grey moth with a buff-tip to the wings, looking very much like a broken off twig.


The larvae feed on sallow, birch, hazel or oak. The adults cannot feed but may come to light.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread throughout most of Englan, Wales and lowland Scotland. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to August.