Morley’s Final Catalogue: Rare and taken before 1890 singly only, in both east and west, doubtless among ling on heaths. Leiston (Lord Walsingham); Tuddenham on the Breck (Wrn). Rediscovered in Blythbro Wood on 26 March 1936 by Mr. Goddard.
Recent Status: Locally common on heathland, primarily in the Sandlings.
Life Style: A single brooded hibernating species with larvae feeding of Erica and Calluna in Suffolk. The larvae spin shelter around top shoots and flowers.
Identification: The moth is a narrow winged, narrow shouldered Acleris with a straight or slightly concave termen and acute apex. The basic pattern does not vary but is subject to a varied balance between the silvery, the yellow, orange or reddish brown and the black speckling. More Info
Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1936. Last Recorded in 2019. Additional Stats