Morley’s Final Catalogue: In profusion everywhere about St. John-wort near Ipswich in June and August (Mly); Tuddenham (Wrn).
Recent Status: Fairly common in Suffolk.
Life Style: A double brooded species that flies by day and occasionally comes to light from May to September. The larvae feed in spun terminal shoots or flowers of Hypericum, Chamerion angustifolium and Lotus corniculatus. They pupate in a cocoon on the ground.
Identification: A moth with long wings in a shade of cream, orange or brown. Orange scales predominate on most forms. There are black streaks in the ocellus, pale costal strigulae and plumbeous striae from the strigulae and edging the ocellus. More Info
Recorded in 27 (47%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1981. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats