Morley’s Final Catalogue: This lesser-celandine feeder should abound. Quite scarce, and observed at only Bentley in 1901, Nacton in July 1902 (Gbs), Shrubland in 1930 (Whit) and Blaxhall before 1890 (Hkr).
Recent Status: Not commonly recorded.
Life Style: A single brooded species that can be found during June and July. A retiring species, the male flies by day the female at dusk. They occasionally come to light. The larvae feed on herbaceous plants in woodland but primarily on Ficaria verna. They fold a leaf down and eat the lower epidermis.
Identification: The moth is characterised by a white central band. This may be wide, narrow, broken or reduced to one or two small spots. The wing otherwise varies from brown to black with black markings and plumbeous grey patches. More Info
Recorded in 15 (26%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1901. Last Recorded in 2019. Additional Stats