Morley’s Final Catalogue: A sallow feeder, emerging during May. Bentley Woods in 1935 (Whit.) and on wild-cherry there in 1932, Parham Wood on bushes in 1934, Blythburgh on birch in 1935 (Mly).
Recent Status: A rare species, poorly recorded in Suffolk.
Life Style: A double brooded species that can be recorded from May to September. The larvae feed on Salix caprea, S. cinerea and S. aurita. They pupate in a golden brown cocoon in the larval habitation. The pupal stage passes the winter.
Identification: This is one of the species that has a single complete fascia, however it has a bold basal streak and one on the dorsum base that are white without a dark edging. All other markings are broad shining white and dark edged. The larvae create a large blister blotch on the underside of a leaf with little leaf distortion. More Info
Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.
Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1932. Last Recorded in 2015. Additional Stats