Morley’s Final Catalogue: A very local Fen species, on Symphytum. Taken at Brandon by Lord Walsingham (Tr. Norf. Soc. 1874, p. 64).
Recent Status: A localised species in Suffolk that may also arrive as an immigrant.
Life Style: A single brooded species that flies by day and night coming to light from April to August. The larvae feed Symphytum, Pulmonaria officinalis, Lithospermum officinale and Myosotis sylvatica. They feed under a slight web and pupate in a cocoon on the ground.
Identification: A white moth. The forewings have black spots in the basal third. There are thee merged black patches centrally and the terminal quarter is black. The hindwings have a grey apex and costa and white tornus and dorsum. The grey is more extensive in the hindwing of the female.
Recorded in 16 (28%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1987. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats