Recent Suffolk status: Not currently known to occur in the county. A more northern and western species in the UK in recent times.
Life history: Single-brooded, flying in late spring/early summer.
Identification: A large species of Swift moth. Marbled map-like patterning with chequered wing fringes quite distinctive. Plain f. gallica has brown wings with a single white spot. Any records will require a clear photograph for confirmation.
Habitats: Moorland, heathland and open woodlands.
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1859. Last Recorded in 1859. Additional Stats