Morley’s Final Catalogue: Another frequent rose-species; unnoted in the west. Monks Soham garden occasionally in May (Mly); Swefling (Bloomfield); Southwold (Ctw); Beccles, Lowestoft, Yarmouth.
Recent Status: A common spring species.
Life Style: A single brooded species flying May to July. The larvae feed on flower buds, leaf shoots or between spun leaves of Rosa, Rubus, Crateagus and Prunus. They pupate in the larval habitation. Winter is passed as the ova stage.
Identification: An easily recognised species by way of the orange face and palps on a moth with a white wing marked dark brown basally and towards the termen.
Recorded in 46 (79%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1975. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats