Life history: This very attractive and distinctive moth can be found commonly over much of Suffolk but is most abundant in areas with rough grassland where the larvae feed on various species of grasses such as Sheep's Fescue and Purple Moor-grass.
Identification: Males are considerably smaller than the females but both sexes have a characteristic pale 'antler' pattern on the forewing with various shades of brown with black lines.
The adults frequently fly during the day, especially in morning sunshine but the are also commonly caught in light traps.
Recorded in 42 (72%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1940. Last Recorded in 2023. Additional Stats