Crescent Plume Marasmarcha lunaedactyla - 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

45.023 BF1495

Crescent Plume Marasmarcha lunaedactyla

(Haworth, 1811)

Wingspan 18-22 mm.

This species is easily recognisable by the moon or crescent-shaped creamy-white marking at the cleft in the brownish forewing.

It prefers dry habitats, such as downland, shingle beaches and sand-dunes, and the larvae feed on rest-harrow (Ononis).

It is distributed in the south of England and Wales in suitable habitat, and flies from dusk onwards in July.

back to top