Morley’s Final Catalogue: Bred and captured plentifully in Statice limonium at Hemley and Shingle-street in Hollesley during 1931-5 (Whit.).
Recent Status: Common on the salt-marshes of Suffolk. Occasionally wanders inland.
Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light. It can be found from June to August. The larvae feed on the seeds of Limonium vulgare. They hibernate fully fed inside a stem.
Identification: An instantly recognisable species with pointed upturned wing tips, it is a bright pale orange with grey and silver stripes and spots. The larvae feed from a case that is a floret of Limonium vulgare. More Info
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Case: A good quality photo or specimen of the case and plant/pabulum is required.
Recorded in 8 (14%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1931. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats