Recent Status: A rare species in the UK with the first Suffolk record during late June 2020.
Life Style: This single brooded species is an afternoon flying species that may also fly in the evening during warm nights and may then be captured at light. It may be found during Late June and July. The moth generally stays around the larval foodplant, Petasites hybridus. The larvae feed from a silken tube in the crown or in the roots. The larvae hibernate and pupate outside the plant.
Identification: The moth is well marked but without an outstanding character. It shows a weak ocellus, costal strigulae, a large tornal patch and a basal patch. The overall colour varies from a light orange brown to a dark fuscous, however the dark specimens will also show indications of the light orange brown colour. The male has a prominent costal fold to one half.
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2020. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats