The V-moth is still found across Britain, however its numbers have fallen dramatically. This used to be one of the UK’s most common moths but its population has decreased by 99% in the last 60 years. Luckily there are many habitats that they thrive in, but its caterpillars feed on currants that many gardeners and farmers don’t grow any more. Adding some red, black currants and gooseberries to your garden or grounds can help to bring them back.

Farmland, towns and gardens.

Farmland, towns and gardens.

  • Plant moth and butterfly-friendly flowers like buddleia or lilac. British gardens, farms and allotments used to be full of redcurrants, blackcurrants & gooseberry bushes, which V-moth caterpillars feed off.
    Try reintroducing these plants to your garden as a part of a wild corner.
  • Plant moth and butterfly friendly flowers like buddleia or lilac. British gardens, farms and allotments used to be full of redcurrants, blackcurrants & gooseberry bushes, which V-moth caterpillars feed off.
    Try reintroducing these plants to your garden as a part of a wild corner.