Morley’s Final Catalogue: Assington Thicks and Ipswich woods in June 1894 and 1933 (Mly); Bentley Woods in July 1902 (Gbs); common at both Bentley and Freston (Freeman); Belstead in June 1936 (Gd).
Recent Status: No recent records.
Life Style: The moth is single brooded flying from June to August. It flies by day in open woodland. The larvae feed on dead birch leaves on the ground. They retreat into a folded leaf of spun pieces together. The larvae hibernate.
Identification: A strikingly marked species with blueish silver fascia and streaks on a deep orange wing. There is a central pale yellow area marked with black and silver. More Info
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1894. Last Recorded in 1936. Additional Stats