Scalloped Oak

Crocallis elinguaria

Description

Wingspan 40 - 46mm. The fore-wings have a scalloped rear edge. They are a pale yellow/buff with a broad, pale purple bar, edged with darker purple with a dark spot near the front edge.

Habitat

Woodland, scrub and hedgerows. The larvae feed on the leaves of a wide range of woody plants, including blackthorn, hawthorn birch and honeysuckle.

Status and distribution

Common and widely distributed throughout Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June to August.