Blood-vein Timandra comae
Blood-vein Timandra comae
Adult • ex. larva, Rixton, Cheshire • © Ben Smart

70.029 BF1682
Blood-vein Timandra comae

Schmidt, 1931


Wingspan 23-28 mm. This attractive moth is fairly common in the southern counties of England and Wales, but scarcer further north and in Ireland. The adult rests with the wings held in such a position that the reddish cross-lines of the fore and hind wings form a continuous band. The fringes are also suffused with pink. It has two generations, from May to July and in August and September. The larvae feed on low-growing plants such as dock (Rumex).

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