Morley’s Final Catalogue: Apparently much rarer with us than in south England. Ipswich at light in 1894, Monks Soham (Mly); Aldeburgh on ragwort in 1892 (Ctw); Gorleston (D). Elveden (Williams); Brandon (Barrett); and in 1930 at Icklingham (Whit).
Recent Status: Frequent across Suffolk.
Life Style: Single brooded flying by day and night and coming to light from May to September. The larvae feed on the seeds and stems of Senecio jacobaea. They pass the winter in a cocoon on the ground where they pupate.
Identification: A strikingly marked white moth. There are small black marks and an ocellus with black dashes. The markings are brown at the apex and pre-ocellus.
Recorded in 31 (53%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1892. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats