Morley’s Final Catalogue: The least frequent of the genus with us; on blackthorn. Leiston (Grey) and Southwold (Ctw), both before 1890. At Fritton light in Aug. 1934 (Mly).
Recent Status: A fairly common species in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species flying from April to June. The larvae feed on Prunus spinosa. They pupate in a tough white cocoon on the ground. The pupal stage passes the winter.
Identification: An easily recognised species with long wings. Head and thorax whitish black edged followed by a fading orange brown wing base. A terminal orange brown patch broadly dark edged. The larvae blotch mine the leaves before feeding from a web beneath them.
Recorded in 17 (29%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1934. Last Recorded in 2017. Additional Stats