Morley’s Final Catalogue: Common at Dodnash Wood in Bentley (Harwood); larvae at Glemham Magna, below burdock leaves, rolling up the white down as they feed (Bloomfield). Larvae common on burdock at Timworth in 1911 (Nurse); taken at Tuddenham (Waters).
Recent Status: A much scarcer species both nationally and in Suffolk since Morley’s time.
Life Style: The moth is single brooded flying during June and July. The larvae feed on Arctium lappa and A. minor. The larvae hibernate. They pupate on the underside of a leaf close to a vein.
Identification: A white or cream plume with a deep cleft and curved second lobe of the forewing. They are marked with brown spots and some shading. The larvae are often gregarious; their feeding resulting in many small irregular holes in the lower leaves of the foodplant. The larvae can be found resting underneath alongside a vein. More Info
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1911. Last Recorded in 2014. Additional Stats