Morley’s Final Catalogue: A fen species, common at Horning; very local with us. Fritton Lake (Barrett); Beccles (Ctw). Thetford (Williams).
Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk at boggy habitats.
Life Style: A single brooded species flying from May to August. They fly by day and may come to light. The larvae feed on mosses and pupate in a cocoon spun among the moss.
Identification: The forewing pattern is complex. The pale areas are white and cream. The darker areas are a shade of brown with darker brown and black markings. There are silvery grey patches. The integrity of the markings and their balance is variable. P. palustrana is similar in appearance and life style and may require genitalia dissection to distinguish the species. More Info
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2005. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats