Morley’s Final Catalogue: Local among osiers. Several taken at Tuddenham during 1911-12 (Nurse, Ent. 1913, 195).
Recent Status: Local in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded night flying species that comes to light May to September. The larvae feed from a tightly rolled leaf on a variety of Salix species. They may pupate in the larval habitation or on the ground.
Identification: There are three similar Apotomis species. A. betuletana, A. capreana and A. turbidana. They have the basal three fifths of the wing dark with marking intensity varying. The distal two fifth is pale with grey shaded transverse fasciae. All may have small black dots in the fasciae around mid termen. The posterior edge of the dark area in A. betuletana is straighter so that it does not reach so far back along the costa as in A. capreana or A. turbidana. The central pale deviation into the dark area is also less pronounced in A. betuletana. A. betuletana and A. capreana both can have light ochreous clouding in the pale area. A. turbidana is a more black and white coloured species with a prominent long white splash centrally in the basal half and commonly also on the costa. More Info
Recorded in 28 (48%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1911. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats