Morley’s Final Catalogue: Taken during July 1902 in Bentley Woods (Gbs), where its usual food-plant, the beech, does not grow.
Recent Status: Not a common species being recorded primarily in the Sandlings and Breckland.
Life Style: A single brooded species flying during mid-summer. A day flying species that comes to light. The larvae feed from between two leaves of Carpinus and Fagus where they pupate prior to leaf-fall.
Identification:Strophedra have broader rounder wings with a rounded apex when compared to similar small Olethruetinae. S. weirana is the larger and darker of the two sometimes appearing sooty and is less clearly marked than S. weirana.
Recorded in 13 (22%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1902. Last Recorded in 2019. Additional Stats