Chimney Sweeper

Odezia atrata


Wingspan 27 - 30mm. All sooty black with a thin white line around the tip of the fore-wing. Flies by day.


Grasslands, where the larvae feed on cow parsley and pignut.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread throughout central and northern England, Wales and lowland Scotland. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June to August.