Clouded Silver
Animals, Moths

Scientific name: Lomographa temerata

May to early July. An attractive species well distributed in England, Wales, Ireland and the Channel Islands.

The white wings have blackish clouding in the outer area of the forewing. The extent and intensity of the clouding varies, generally stronger in males, and is usually accompanied by two central forewing spots and an additional mark at the centre of the trailing edge.

The larvae can be seen from late June to late August before they overwinter as pupae on the ground amongst plant debris. The adults are often seen flying at dusk, especially along hedgerows.

Location:
England, Wales and Ireland
Specific name:
Lomographa temerata
Habitat:
Found in a variety of habitats including gardens, hedgerows, fens and woodland.
Height:
Wingspan Range – 26-30mm
Weight:
Small Sized
Population:
Common and well distributed throughout most of England and Wales

Size and Family

  • Family – Thorns, beauties, umbers and allies (Geometridae)
  • Small Sized
  • Wingspan Range – 26-30mm

Conservation Status

  • UK BAP: Not listed
  • Common

Caterpillar Food Plants

Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Plum (Prunus domestica), cherry, Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris) as well as cultivated relatives.

Habitat

Found in a variety of habitats including gardens, hedgerows, fens and woodland.