Morley’s Final Catalogue: This seems a local kind, pretty well confined to EAnglia in Britain. One example at Butley on 21 May 1934 (Mly); rare at Brandon (Wrn).
Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species flying by day and occasionally coming to light during May and June. The larvae feed on aborted buds and shoots of Picea sitchensis, Abies grandis, Picea abies and Pinus sylvestris. They pupate in spring in a cocoon in the larval habitation.
Identification: The moth is dark chocolate brown with two broad darker brown fascia, one at one third with a metallic blue grey posterior edge. One edged with metallic blue grey at one half on the costa reaching the tornus. The wing between these fascia and beyond to the termen has the scales tipped ochre giving rise to an ochreous irroration. There are short costal strigulae beyond the central fascia and an apex and termen spot clear of irroration. The moth patterning is distinctive. More Info
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1934. Last Recorded in 1934. Additional Stats