Morley’s Final Catalogue: Found commonly on Lowestoft denes in 1890, and later among restharrow at Kessingland in June (Ctw).
Recent Status: Very rare and mainly coastal.
Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light during May, June and July. The larvae feed on the seeds of Ononis repens inside the seed pod. They pupate on or close to the ground in a cocoon.
Identification: The moth is grey with darker strigulae across the entire wing. The scales are tipped with ochreous yellow. This is more prominent towards the termen. There are black marks in the ocellus which is edged plumbeous grey. There may also be pre-ocellar black marks. The costa has short oblique pale strigulae for its entire length some of which may continue with fine plumbeous striae. More Info
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1890. Last Recorded in 2019. Additional Stats