Morley’s Final Catalogue: A common and polyphagous kind, by no means rare at Lowestoft, as well as at light in Ipswich, Monks Soham and beside Fritton Lake.
Recent Status: Not commonly recorded.
Life Style: The moth is single brooded and flies from May to August. The larvae feed on Crataegus, Prunus spinosa and P. cerasifera.
Identification:More Info = for adult moth identification. The young larvae hibernate at the oviposition site. In spring they may create a communal blotch on larger leaved plants or feed externally on buds. They then feed on the leaves beneath an extensive web. They have black heads. They pupate in a cocoon in the web. More Info
Verification Grade Comment: Occupied larval web or bred only
Recorded in 8 (14%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1964. Last Recorded in 2018. Additional Stats