Morley’s Final Catalogue: Very local, and not observed by us since 1890, when it was recorded from Lowestoft (Boyd) and as not uncommon at Brandon (Barrett, Tr. Norf. Soc. i, 52).
Recent Status: Much commoner that in Morley’s time.
Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species that comes to light. The larvae feed from a spinning on leaves of a variety of mostly woody plants and also on dead leaves. The larvae hibernate.
Identification: The male has a short costal fold. The moth has a yellow or orange ochre forewing with ferruginous strigulae. There are ferruginous mixed dark brown patches at the wing base, costa at one half, costa pre-apical and on the dorsum pre-tornal. This dorsal patch usually extends towards the costal patch at one half creating a transverse band that is widest on the dorsum. The preapical spot sometimes extends towards this transverse band. More Info
Recorded in 33 (57%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1979. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats