0664 (ABH29.002) Diurnea lipsiella, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

General Information

The females of this species are much smaller than the males and, similar to D. fagella, have under-developed wings. Males fly at night and often for several hours in the afternoon on warm windless days.

Male readily comes to light, sometimes in numbers. Female not.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 22-25mm
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)
Flying: One generation, October-November
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local


Oak woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 9 (3.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 October to 11 November

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