Morley’s Final Catalogue: Taken at only Bentley Woods, sititng on an umbellifer, on 23 May 1896 (Morley).
Recent Status: No recent records of this rare species in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species that flies by day during May, June and July. The larvae feed in the pods of Astragalus glycyphyllos. They hibernate fully fed in a cocoon in the larval habitation or on the ground in which they pupate.
Identification: The moth has chocolate brown wings that are grey towards the base. The face and palps are whitish. There is a pair of cream, slightly curved strigulae from the dorsum at one half. There are eight costal strigulae. The first two are paired and well separated from the next two that are paired and less clearly separated from the final four unpaired. They subtend short plumbeous striae. The ocellar are has a curved plumbeous bar. The dark cilia are silvered. More Info
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1896. Last Recorded in 1896. Additional Stats