Morley’s Final Catalogue: Widely distributed with us. Southwold (Ctw), Beccles (Crf); Elveden (Williams), Brandon (Barrett), and in 1933 at Worlington (Whit). May be hohenwartiana.
Recent Status: There are records for this species in Suffolk but identification is uncertain.
Life Style: The moth is single brooded and comes to light from May to early August. The larvae feed in the flower and seed heads of Centaurea scabiosa. They hibernate in a cocoon on the ground where they pupate.
Identification: This is one of three species of the E. hohenwartiana group. The males have a costal fold. The species can be identified on the larval foodplant by rearing through. The adult moths can be separated on size and the female genitalia. They cannot be separated on the male genitalia. E. fulvana must have a wing span of 19.5 mm or more. The overall reddish brown colour of the moth is a guide but not conclusive evidence for identification. More Info
Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required