Radford's Flame Shoulder Ochropleura leucogaster
Radford's Flame Shoulder Ochropleura leucogaster
Adult • Isles of Scilly, Cornwall • ©

73.330 BF2102a
Radford's Flame Shoulder Ochropleura leucogaster

(Freyer, [1831])


Wingspan 34-37 mm.

Rather similar to the Flame Shoulder (O. plecta), but has longer forewings with smaller stigmata and whiter hindwings.

There have only been a handful of records in Britain, mostly in the south and south-west of England, and mostly in October, though the moth flies earlier on the continent.

The larvae feed on low plants including trefoils (Lotus spp.).
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