Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.Recent Status: This rare immigrant was first recorded in Kent during 2011, in Suffolk during 2014 and established colonies in Suffolk by the end of the 2010s.Life Style: A single brooded species that flies in April and May. The larvae feed inside twigs and cones of Pinus, Abies and Picea. They hibernate fully fed and pupate in the spring.Identification: An unmistakeable highly ornate moth in silvery grey with dark edged ferruginous markings. The marking offer some camouflage against the male catkins and terminal buds of the foodplant.
Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares.First Recorded in 2014.Last Recorded in 2019.Additional Stats