Moths - Early Grey (Xylocampa areola)
This is one of the earliest moths to emerge flying from March to May.
The Early Grey is distributed throughout Britain but more common in the south. It prefers wooded areas or suburban locations where the larval foodplant occurs.
Larval Food Plants
Honeysuckle (wild and cultivated)
Largest populations are found in woodlands across the county. Also occurs in gardens where cultivated varieties of honeysuckle are grown.
Where to see the Early Grey in Warwickshire
Oversley Wood, Ryton Wood, Wappenbury Wood , Oakley Wood, Snitterfleld Bushes and Wolford Wood