Morley’s Final Catalogue: Found in 'Suffolk' on birch about 1870 (Wrt). Confirmed by Ipswich captures in both 1897-8 (Pyett) and Gorleston in late June (D). Common on birch at Bentley, Foxhall, Sutton Heath, Icklingham (Whit); Dodnash Wood 1936 (Gd).
Recent Status: A common species where birch grows in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species flying from May till August and coming to light. The larvae feed inside catkins of Betula. They hibernate and pupate in the larval habitation. Pupation may also occur in leaf litter on the ground.
Identification: A whitish winged species easily recognised from the two blackish marks on the dorsum. More Info
Recorded in 35 (60%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1897. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats