Latticed Heath

Chaisma clathrata

Description

Wingspan 26 - 32mm. The white or cream wings are overlaid with a brown, latticed pattern.

Habitat

Grasslands and meadows. The caterpillars feed on clovers and trefoils.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in the south and east of England. Less common in the West Country, Wales and northern England. Uncommon in Scotland. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to September.