Morley’s Final Catalogue: Added to the Suffolk List from Ampton, where he found it to be not uncommon, by Nurse (Ent. 1913, 195), and from Waldringfield during 1930 by Dr. Whittingham (Trans, i, 108).
Recent Status: A common Suffolk species especially near the coast.
Life Style: The moth has two or three generations in a year and may be found from April till September. They come to light. The larvae feed in the shoots of Cirsium arvense. They pupate in a cocoon away from the larval habitation.
Identification: A smallish species with a light grey or light ochre forewing with dark brown or fuscous markings. There is a well defined basal patch, a central band and a patch on the middle of the termen that extends to pre-apex. The central band may join a pre-tornal spot. The central band has a small extension in the middle of its posterior edge that is usually darker than the other markings and is a good recognition character, however it is present in some other Lobesia species. More Info
Recorded in 36 (62%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1930. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats