Warwickshire's Moths - LBAP Species

Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) Species for Warwickshire Coventry and Solihull were selected based on the following criteria.

  • Species on the United Kingdom Steering Group report listed as being internationally or nationally threatened
  • Keystone species for which management action will benefit several associated species
  • Cultural value, or locally characteristic. Includes species which are familiar to local people
  • Scarcity. Species which are locally/nationally scarce or declining. Especially if the species "should" be more widespread locally
  • Specific action needed over and above general habitat conservation
  • In rapid decline locally

If you would like to read the species action plans, please visit the Local Biodiversity Action Plan pages hosted by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.

The species numbers provided follow Agassiz (2013) which supersedes the numbering scheme originally published by Bradley and Fletcher (1979).

Moth Species with Local Biodiversity Action Plans

Of the 27 species currently on the Local Biodiversity Action Plan list, two are moths and they are shown below.

The Chalk Carpet moth and Argent & Sable moth are Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) Species for Warwickshire, visit Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's website for more information about the work being done in our region to protect this species.

Argent and Sable © 2019 Butterfly Conservation

Argent
and Sable

Rheumaptera hastata
70.120 (LBAP)
Chalk Carpet © 2019 Dan Hoare

Chalk
Carpet

Scotopteryx bipunctaria
70.043 (LBAP)