Life Style: A single brooded species flying from June to August. The larvae feed on Tanacetum vulgare. They feed in the flower before mining down the stem to the root-stock where they hibernate. In spring they mine in new shoots. They pupate head down on a stem of the foodplant.
Identification: A large plume moth with a cream or pale yellowish ochre forewing marked with darker ochreous brown but not grey. There is a mark or dark spots at the base of the cleft. The scale tooth on the third lobe of the hindwing may be absent or a row of dark scales. The species is distinguished from Platyptilia pallidactyla by having banded hind tibia beyond the first pair of spurs. More Info
Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1997. Last Recorded in 2018. Additional Stats