Morley’s Final Catalogue: Copdock (Baylis); Bentley Woods (Pyett); Staverton Thicks in June 1904 (Mly); Leiston (Grey); Aldeburgh, Southwold and Flixton near Bungay (Ctw); Beccles (Crf); several about Fritton in 1930 (Gdj. Usually common among spruce : and yet unnoted on the Breck tili taken near Thetford in 1933 by the Bishop.
Recent Status: A scarce Suffolk species.
Life Style: The moth is single brooded and comes to light from April to August. The larvae feed on Picea abies and P. sitchensis. It initially mines a leaf and then moves to spinning bunches together. They hibernate in a cocoon on the ground where they pupate to emerge in the following year.
Identification: An easily recognised stridently marked species in white and dark brown resulting in an overall chequered or spotted appearance. More Info
Recorded in 7 (12%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1904. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats