Morley’s Final Catalogue: Certainly quite a rare species with us. Found only by Gibbs in Bentley Woods during 1901, among Taraxacum, no rare plant!
Recent Status: Distributed across Suffolk and particularly common at the coast.
Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species that comes to light. The larvae feed from a silken tube on the roots of Sonchus arvensis, S. asper and Taraxacum. They pupate in a cocoon in the ground.
Identification: This species is similar to C. rufana. C. rosaceana has an overall pink colour including the cilia. The colouring is generally darker towards the head with a brown or grey colour. The wing markings are even across the wing. C. rufana markings show some coalescence resulting in short fasciae particularly from the dorsum. More Info
Recorded in 31 (53%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1901. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats