Morley’s Final Catalogue: The first Suffolk example was beaten from aspen bushes in Bentley Woods on 6 July 1897: none seen since that time (Mly). Frequently bred from aspens there, 1929-35 (Whit).
Recent Status: A scarce species in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species flying during June, July and August. The larvae feed from spun or folded leaves on Populus tremula. They pupate in the larval habitation.
Identification: A large species with broad wings and a strongly curved costa and rounded apex. The male does not have a costal fold. They have an ochre head. The moth is variable and commonly dark and unmarked. Marked examples have a dark basal patch and a poorly defined central band wide on the dorsum and narrow on the costa. More Info
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1897. Last Recorded in 2011. Additional Stats