Morley’s Final Catalogue: Local, and little observed here. Flixton near Bungay before 1890, and later in swarms at Aldeburgh (Ctw). Gorleston (D); Monks Soham light (Mly); common on ragwort at Bentley in 1932 and Euston in 1933 (Whit).
Recent Status: Scarce in Suffolk.
Life Style: A double brooded species flying from May till August. The larvae feed on the stem and roots of Senecio jacobaea. They hibernate and pupate in a cocoon of the ground. The summer brood may pupate in the stem.
Identification: This species has a pale costal blotch with fine striae. The brown of the wing is mixed with orange/ brown. The pale paired costal strigulae may subtend plumbeous fascia towards the ocellar area that may also be plumbeous edged and has black marks. The male has a costal fold to one half. More Info
Recorded in 15 (26%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1890. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats