Recent Status: A scarce Suffolk species with temporary localised colonies. It is also an immigrant species.
Life Style: The moth flies in July and August and comes to light. The larvae feed on Rosa canina. They pupate in a slight netting cocoon on the foodplant.
Identification: A distinctive broad winged plume of a brown, usually orange brown colour with white markings. Before hibernation the larvae feed in a bud where they hibernate. In spring they bore into the new stem and then feed externally by eating into flower buds and also young leaves.
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 10 (17%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1997. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats