Morley’s Final Catalogue: This beautiful insect is fairly frequent everywhere. Lately noted at Bentley Woods, Hemley, Leiston, Letheringham Park, Monks Soham garden, Needham, Yoxford, Weston ; and (D) common in May at Gorleston.
Recent Status: Less common now than in Morley’s time.
Life Style: The moth is double brooded flying throughout summer. The moth flies by day and night and comes to light. The larvae feed from a folded or two placed together leaves of Lathyrus, Vicia or Trifolium. They pupate in the feeding location which may fall to the ground.
Identification: This is a hooked apex Ancylis species with a broad dark dorsal mark from the base. It is separated from similar species in having only a single black spot on the termen. More Info
Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2005.
Last Recorded in 2018.