Morley’s Final Catalogue: One of our commonest Tortricina. Mildenhall, Bramford and Blaxhall in May; sitting on Heracleum flower on 24 July 1908, and very frequent in fly-trap at Monks Soham. Attacks yarrow and oxeye-daisy.
Recent Status: A common species in Suffolk.
Life Style: A double brooded species that flies from May till September and comes to light. The larvae feed on rootstocks and the flower heads of Leucanthemum and Tanecetum vulgare (not Achillea). The late brood larvae hibernate. They pupate in the larval habitation.
Identification: This is a brown species with a clear white band in the cilia. The male has a costal fold to one third. The dorsal patch, with striae, is paler in the female. There are small black dots on the termen and plumbeous striae from the pale costal strigulae. More Info
Recorded in 25 (43%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1986. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats