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The Radford's Flame Shoulder (Ochropleaura leucogaster) is a species of moth in the Noctuidae family.


A small moth, this species is a dull green with a cream border to the costa. The oval and kidney mark are white. This species flies from Summer, but is most often seen in Autumn in the UK.

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The Flame Shoulder is very similar, but is redder, slightly smaller, and usually flies before any Radford's Flame Shoulders arrive.


A rare vagrant to Britain, there are less than 30 records for Britain, and these are all in southern England.


This species feeds on Bird's-foot Trefoil, but is unlikely to breed in Britain.