Morley’s Final Catalogue: Abundant among ash in June from Wherstead to Ringsfield.
Recent Status: A species commonly recorded with significant annual variance in abundance. It can be boosted by immigration.
Life Style: A single or double brooded species that has been recorded from May to November. The larvae feed on berries and seeds of Ligustrum, Fraxinus and Syringa. They pupate in a flat white cocoon on the ground where they pass the winter
Identification: An unmistakeable moth with an intricate patterning. The amount of darker shading varies and can cover most of the wing except for the bright yellow dorsal spot.
Recorded in 42 (72%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1977. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats