Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk. The records provided by Morley cannot be reliably placed as either P. myllerana or P. sehestediana as the species were not separated at that time.
Life Style: The moth is double or more brooded and has been recorded from May to August. The larvae feed on Scutellaria galericulata and S. minor, possibly also on Lamium species. They initially mine a leaf near the base before feeding from spun together leaves or shoots. They pupate in a thick white cocoon 10 mm long in the larval habitation.
Identification:Prochoreutis myllerana and P. sehestediana are very similar and have been confused and treated as a single species in the past. The peppered white patch is more extensive on P. sehestediana. The white spots are larger and more rounded in P. myllerana. The white spots, at around three quarters, on the wing of P. sehestediana, tends to a form fascia. P. sehestediana shows a slightly paler band beyond the fascia where-as the wing of P. myllerana shows no evident banding. The apex is more acute in P. sehestediana.
Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required
Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1936. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats