March Tubic

Diurnea fagella


Wingspan 25mm. The males are fully winged, grey or dark grey with black markings. The females have half wings.


Deciduous woodland. The caterpillars feed on the leaves of a variety of trees.

Status and distribution

Present throughout most of Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

March to May.