Morley’s Final Catalogue: Locally common, feeding under sycamore bark. Bergholt East (Harwood); Ipswich (Ml) in early June 1901 (Platten); abundant at Felixstow in 1903 (EMM. 1904, p. 80); Aldeburgh in 1892 (Ctw); Lowestoft (Bd); usually common annually on Gorleston palings in late May (D).
Recent Status: A common Suffolk species.
Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species that comes to light. The larvae feed in seeds of Acer species. They hibernate in a cocoon away from the larval habitation and pupate in spring.
Identification: A dark chocolate brown species, greyish basally and with a variable orange ochre shading towards the apex. There is a large clear yellow orange dorsal blotch with a distinctive outline. The similarly coloured prominent costal strigulae subtend plumbeous stria two of which border the black dashed ocellus.
Recorded in 21 (36%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1892. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats