Morley’s Final Catalogue: Taken Aying among birch in Bentley Woods during 1896 (Baylis, Pyett). In west Tuddenham village in May 1935 (Mly).
Recent Status: A woodland species in Suffolk, found particularly amongst the birch woods.
Life Style: This single brooded species flies at either end of the day and comes to light. It is single brooded being found during May and June. The larvae feed among spun leaves on terminal shoots of Quercus, Betula and Prunus spinosa. They hibernate fully fed in a cocoon that has been found in various positions. They pupate in spring.
Identification: A small strikingly marked and coloured species that is unmistakeable.
Recorded in 12 (21%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1896. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats