Morley’s Final Catalogue: In the utmost profusion everywhere among dry grasses from Foxhall to both Lowestoft and Brandon. At Monks Soham light.
Recent Status: The commonest species of the genus in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species that can be found from May till August. The larvae feed from a strong silken tube on a variety of mosses and grasses over the winter period. They pupate in a tough cocoon in the larval habitation.
Identification: The moth is a larger Bryotropha with a variable colouring and markings. Generally showing the ‘bryotropha’ spots, a sub-terminal fascia and spots around the wing tip. The colour can vary from very dark fuscous, through shades of brown and grey to cream. The latter particularly common on the coast. More Info
Recorded in 35 (60%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1965.
Last Recorded in 2021.