Morley’s Final Catalogue: By no means as ubiquitous as in south England. ' It occurs in Suffolk ' (Steph. Illust. 1834, p. 138). Ipswich uncommonly, Levington in 1899 (Mly) and 1902 (Gibbs), freely at Monks Soham light during July 1908-33, Leiston, Lowestoft and, in the west, at Tuddenham.
Recent Status: An instantly recognisable species that as a consequence is commonly recorded.
Life Style: A single brooded species that can be found from May to early September. The larvae feed on Rubus species leaves. The larvae hibernate and after hibernation feed from terminal bunched leaves.
Identification: An easily recognised species from the large deep red brown triangular patch close to the tornus.
Recorded in 49 (84%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1899. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats