Morley’s Final Catalogue: Frequent, feeding on hazel and alder. Beaten from poplar in Bentley Woods in May and June; common round Ipswich; on Monks Soham windows; Glemham Magna, Aldeburgh (Ctw), Leiston, beaten from birch in Blythburgh Wood in August and in Wangford Wood in September, Lowestoft, at light beside Fritton Lake, on Gorleston palings. Mildenhall heath in May; near Thetford.
Recent Status: A species found across Suffolk but not recorded commonly.
Life Style: The species has a long flying period from June to October. It is thought to be single brooded. The moth comes to light. The larvae feed in the catkins and buds of Alnus glutinosa and Corylus. They hibernate and then pupate in a cocoon on the ground.
Identification: This is an exceedingly variable species that should be identified by comparing with images. More Info
Recorded in 18 (31%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1987. Last Recorded in 2019. Additional Stats