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Scientific name: Timandra comae
Size: Wingspan up to 30mm
Distribution: Found in most parts of England, Wales and parts of Scotland
Months seen: May to September
Habitat: Hedgerows, woodland ridess, meadows and gardens
Food: The larvae feed on docks, knotgrass and sorrel
Special features: Blood-vein Moths have cream coloured wings with thin red line running through all four wings. The edges of the wings also have a pink blush.
The Blood-vein caterpillars are grey and brown in colour with several oblique lines along its body.
Blood-vein moths are especially fond of damp habitats and are readily attracted to light.