Purple Clay Diarsia brunnea: Distribution map

Please note that the NBN Gateway map service has been terminated as of 1 April 2017.

As soon as a replacement map service is available, distribution maps will hopefully appear here again.

In the meantime, you can get some idea of distribution from the NBN Atlas website.

View the NBN Atlas Map

73.332 BF2122
Purple Clay Diarsia brunnea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Wingspan 35-38 mm.

A fairly distinctive species with a broad, brownish forewing, often with a purple tinge, and a blackish patch between the two forewing stigmata.

A woodland moth, it is quite common throughout most of Britain.

The larval foodplants are a wide range of herbaceous plants and shrubs.

back to top