Depressariidae: Depressariinae

0667 (ABH32.002) Semioscopis steinkellneriana, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies

General Information

The males fly between dawn and sunrise around blackthorn thickets, woods and hedgerows. The females fly only at night.


This moth generally has a darker ground colour than S. avellanella.

Wingspan: 18-23mm
Foodplant(s): Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.)
Flying: One generation, April-May

Regional Information

Recorded in 19 (7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 March to 26 May

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Clbin Forest, Moray
Clbin Forest, Moray
 Photo © Ian Fisher