Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk found at two locations.
Life Style: The moth is single brooded and can be found from May to August. The larvae feed on the bark of mature Tilia species. Bright brown frass can be seen exuding from the larval mine. They may pupate in location of leave the mine to pupate.
Identification: The moth has bright orange forewings narrowly outlined in shining black. There are three silver scale tufts edged in black and two narrow silver streaks one centrally from the base the other on the base of the costa. The hindwings are grey with a purple reflection. The antennae are white tipped. More Info
Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2012. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats