Morley’s Final Catalogue: Occasionally at light in Monks Soham during July 1917-35 (Mly) ; not uncommon among burdock at Brandon (Barrett) • Bentley Woods in 1901 (Pyett), Orford in 1903 (EMM 1904' 80), bred at Hollesley in 1933 (Whit).
Recent Status: A common species in Suffolk.
Life Style: Single brooded Flies at night and comes to light during July and August. The larvae feed on the seeds of Arctium Burdock. Hibernates as a fully fed larva.
Identification: The moth is similar to A. cnicana but the dorsal blotch is a slightly different shape. The other markings are also more distinct in A. rubigana especially the pre-tornal spot. A. rubigana sometimes has an overall pink tinge. A. rubigana favours drier open habitats rather than wetlands.
Recorded in 39 (67%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1901. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats