Morley’s Final Catalogue: This Middlesex species was taken in Ipswich during July 1933-5 by Dr. Whittingham (Trans, ii, p. cii).
Recent Status: A very rare species in Britain. Recorded in both Suffolk vice counties during 2021 after no records for many years. The males have been found to be attracted to the Hornet Moth & Lunar Hornet Moth pheromone lures. More records are expected with the increasing use of pheromones in the county.
Life Style: Little known of this species that has been found from June to August. It is thought to be associated with rotting wood.
Identification: The moth is well patterned and should be relatively easy to recognise. More Info If the moth is in good condition a photo will suffice to support the record if not genitalia dissection is advised.
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1933. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats