Morley’s Final Catalogue: Apparently quite a local species, though feeding on fleabane Taken at Hemley (EMM. 1904, 80), again at dusk and bred in 1935 (Wir); Sotterly at light, 1936 (Gd); Orford in July 1902 (Gbs); and Lowestoft (Bd).
Recent Status: A species well recorded across Suffolk.
Life Style: Single brooded and coming to light from May to August. The larvae feed in a silken tube in the roots of Pulicaria dysenterica. The larvae hibernate and pupate in the larval habitation.
Identification: The moths are broad winged and sexually dimorphic. The males are almost unmarked. There are also darker almost melanic variations.
Recorded in 31 (53%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1902. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats