Morley’s Final Catalogue: Much overlooked, a generally abundant species. Hitherto known here from the vicinity of Hemley, among Stachys in 1933 (Wir) and Beccles (Crf); and two captured at Ampton in 1911-2 (Nurse, Ent. 1913, 195). But actually common and found wherever looked for : Redgrave, Hemley and all round Ipswich.
Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species flying from May to July. The larvae feed in the stem of Stachys sylvatica. The larvae hibernate at the root-base and continue feeding during spring. They pupate in the larval habitation.
Identification: A blue grey species with dark brown striations and a variable ochre dorsal blotch. Can sometimes be brown grey and can have the dorsal blotch almost absent. More Info
Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1911. Last Recorded in 2016. Additional Stats