Morley’s Final Catalogue: Abundant among convolvulus everywhere: Common round Ipswich, sometimes on sugar in 1895; Claydon, Gosbeck Wood, Blaxhall Common, at light and on ivy-flower up to early October in 1933 at Monks Soham, Yoxford, Blythburgh Wood, Reydon, Southwold, Covehithe Broad, and on Gorleston palings. Tuddenham (Sparke), Mildenhall, Worlington, Brandon in July.
Recent Status: A common species in Britain and in Suffolk.
Life Style: A species with two or three overlapping generations with the adult moth hibernating. The larvae feed on a variety of plants but particularly on species of Bindweed. Other common foodplants include Calluna vulgaris and Humulus lupulus.
Identification: This common plume species rests with its wings rolled together and set at a right angle to the body. They have a variable colour and markings and some other species of plume may appear superficially similar. The identification should be confirmed by examining the length of the spurs on the hind legs. The inner spur of the pair closest to the body should be significantly longer than the outer spur. More Info
Recorded in 50 (86%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1895. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats