Recent Status: The species has few Suffolk Records.
Life Style: The moth is single brooded and day flying being found from May to July. The larvae feed in seeds of Acer campestre. They hibernate in a cocoon away from the larval habitation in which they pupate.
Identification: The moth is very similar to P. regiana. It is smaller on average at 10 to 13mm wing-span compared to 12 to 16mm for P. regiana. P. trauniana has no significant plumbeous stria or significant orange shading towards the apex. It has a relatively larger more regular dorsal patch with the posterior edge square against the dorsum. The marks along the costa are strong and quadrate. Any record must be supported by an adequate photo.
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1981. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats