Life Style: The moth is single brooded flying from June to September. The larvae feed on Malus species and Prunus spinosa in a slight web. They pupate in a cocoon on the ground.
Identification: The moth is dark fuscous with a purple sheen and a brown central suffusion. There are three black scale tufts above the dorsum and three lines of black dots terminally. The apex is produced resulting in a concave termen. The ground colour and intensity varies from grey to brown.
Recorded in 10 (17%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1979. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats