Morley's Final Catalogue: Very rare from I. Wight through Sussex to Essex, and might reach our southern border.
Recent Suffolk Status: There are four recent county records of this rare immigrant. The first came from Corton on the night of 12.05.2018 (C. Shaw). The second county record was taken on a sugaring post at Kessingland in the captor's garden at around 10:30pm on the night of 30.06.2020 (A. Eaton). In 2022, there were 2 records: the first was a daytime observation noted landing on the recorder's trousers on 18.05.2022 at Somerleyton (G. Williams) with the second at light on 03.06.2022 at Purdis Farm, Ipswich (N. Sherman).
Life history: Single-brooded on the continent.
Identification: The Druid (Aedia funesta) is smaller and has a large white spot on the forewing. The Sorcerer (Aedia leucomelas) is also smaller with a small white or buff mark near the centre of the blackish forewing.
Habitat Open woodland and scrub on the continent.
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2018. Last Recorded in 2022. Additional Stats