Cryptoblabes bistriga
Cryptoblabes bistriga
Adult • Lower Kilminorth Woods, Cornwall, June • © Phil Boggis

62.007 BF1433

Cryptoblabes bistriga

(Haworth, 1811)

Wingspan 18-20 mm.

This moth flies at dusk and at night from late June, into July. By day it rests in trees and tall bushes in Oak woodland. It has a distinctive broad reddish area in the middle of the forewing.

Distributed rather locally through England and Wales, it also occurs in Ireland. The larvae feed on a range of trees, including oak (Quercus) and alder (Alnus), usually within a folded leaf.

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