Morley’s Final Catalogue: Unrecorded from the County in 1890 ! In profusion among roses : Copdock (Hkg); Ipswich (Pyett); Barham, Gosbeck, in Monks Soham garden on roses and frequent at light there in July (Mly).
Recent Status: Recorded across Suffolk but not common. Possibly under-recorded.
Life Style: A single brooded species flying June to August and coming to light. The larvae feed in tightly spun terminal shoots of Rosa species.
Identification: Three similar frequent Notocelia. N. roborana, N. rosaecolana and N. trimaculana can be distinguished as follows. N. roborana is the largest and has a smaller dark basal patch, the pale area is less marked than in the other species and there are just four pairs of strong costal strigulae on the distal half. Sometimes weaker pairs may be evident closer to the base. N. rosaecolana is a similar size to N. roborana, it has at least five pairs of weaker costal strigulae and additional pairs can usually also be seen closer to the wing base. N. trimaculana is the smaller species that usually emerges earlier than the others. It has only four pairs of strong costal strigulae on the distal half. A fifth is rarely visible. It is more marked in the pale area than N. roborella. The males of all three have costal folds to around one half. More Info
Recorded in 24 (41%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1984. Last Recorded in 2023. Additional Stats