Morley’s Final Catalogue: A pest in gardens, feeding in bark of cherry, plum and apple. Common about Yarmouth (Paget 1834, p. 40); Copdock, Ipswich, Blaxhall, Monks Soham; Gorleston; never flies to light.
Recent Status: Distributed across Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species flying from May to September and will come to light, but can also be found by searching trunks of trees that the larvae have fed from. The larvae mine the bark of species of Malus, Prunus and Sorbus, exuding a reddish frass.
Identification: The moth is a relatively large, broad winged Olethreutinae with a distinctive patterning. There is a large prominent ocellus on a dark brown wing marked with white, ochre, orange and metallic blue grey. More Info
Recorded in 23 (40%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1965. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats