Yellow Shell

Camptogramma bilineata


Wingspan 28 - 32mm. A bright yellow moth with a pattern of darker and white thin, wavy lines. A variety called  Camptogramma bilineata atlantica, also occurs, which is similarly patterned but in shades of brown.


Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, meadows and gardens. The larval food plants vary from bedstraws, docks, wormwood to dandelions.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in Britain, except on higher ground. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June to August.