Morley’s Final Catalogue: Much scarcer than in southern England. Hemley during 1902 (Wir), common in salt-marshes there during August 1932 (Mly); abundant in Aldeburgh salt-marshes and Southwold (Ctw, EMM. xxvii, 50); Gorleston (D). Wordwell in May 1929 (Mly).
Recent Status: Infrequent in Suffolk
Life Style: A single brooded species flying in late summer both by day and night. The larvae feed from spun leaves on a great range of herbaceous and woody plants. The larvae hibernate and pupate in a cocoon in the larval habitation.
Identification: The male of this species does not have a costal fold. It is a fairly large tortricid moth the female has a pointed wing apex. The wing colour may be greyish brown, yellowish brown or reddish brown. More Info It can be devoid of markings and similar to Zelotherses paleana but lacking the darkening towards the wing base of that species. It can show darker fine reticulation. It can show a darker transverse band from the costa at one half that may not reach the dorsum and have the apical quarter darker too. Some forms can be confused with Clepsis spectrana which can also have unmarked forewings but that species has a costal fold in the male. It can be separated from confusion species by a genitalia dissection. More Info
Recorded in 7 (12%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1902. Last Recorded in 2007. Additional Stats