Recent Status: First recorded in the UK in Sussex in 1905. It has spread and become locally common. Locally common in Suffolk.
Life Style: A double brooded species that can be found throughout the year. The larvae are polyphagous vegetarian. They pupate in the larval habitation of a folded or spun together leaves.
Identification: This species has orange hindwings. They may be darkened around the termen and dorsum to a greater extent in the male than female. The moth is sexually dimorphic. The female is larger with a concave termen and straight or concave final half of the costa resulting in a produced apex. Both have a dark head and thorax and a reticulate pattern. The male is darker than the female having the termen broadly, an oblique band from the costa and a basal dorsal patch dark brown. The female far less marked and a paler brighter brown with no terminal shading. More Info
Recorded in 29 (50%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1975. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats