Flame Brocade Moth

Flame Brocade MothFlame Brocade Moth

Latin name: Trigonophora flammea

Forewing length: 20-23mm.

A scarce but regular immigrant and transitory resident of the British Isles in general it is actually widespread and a frequent resident in the Channel Islands. It has one generation between September and early November and will prefer sparse woodland and parkland but within a few miles of the sea. Often reported where Ivy is abundant.

Identifying feature: The straw-white central kidney mark is the most distinguishing feature. Otherwise the forewings are purplish brown with a violet sheen and several dark blocks across the centre.