Morley’s Final Catalogue: Very rare, sitting quiescently on oak-trunks. Benacre Woods on 19 March 1933 (Gd); Bentley Woods, first seen on 10 May 1933 (Mly), found in some numbers and bred (Whit) and in early August 1934 (Wir, Trans, ii, 296 and lxxxix); new to Suffolk at Bungay in 1903 (Mrs. Mann ; I.e. i, 33).
Recent Status: Known locally from Ramsey Wood and Staverton Park. The species has been collected as an immigrant during the late 2010s so could establish further colonies.
Life Style: Flies by night. Single brooded and hibernating. Larvae feed from spun leaves on Quercus.
Identification: A distinctive green and black marked species unlikely to be confused with any other British Acleris.
Recorded in 11 (19%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1903. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats