Blood-vein moth – Timandra comae- Coton NR

Wingspan 23-28 mm. This attractive moth is fairly common in the southern counties of England and Wales, but scarcer further north and in Ireland. The adult rests with the wings held in such a position that the reddish cross-lines of the fore and hind wings form a continuous band. The fringes are also suffused with pink. It has two generations, from May to July and in August and September. The larvae feed on low-growing plants such as dock (Rumex).