Morley’s Final Catalogue: Taken at Bungay about 1903 by Mrs. Mann (Trans, i, 36) probably at light. Hemley in 1930 (Whit.).
Recent Status: A common species that is well recorded in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species that flies by day and night and comes to light. It flies during June and July. The larvae feed on the seeds of Trifolium repens. They hibernate on the ground fully fed and pupate in spring.
Identification: The moth is a bronze species that can be identified by virtue of its smaller size and on the antennal structure. The antennae are heavily clothed with bronze scales to two fifths. Beyond that they are white and ringed in contrast to the similar C. deauratella in which that section is entirely dark. The terminal section may be white. The larvae construct a silken case for the fourth instar which is concealed in a floret. More Info
Verification Grade Comment: Adult: If a photo, antennal features must be clearly visible
Case: A good quality photo or specimen of the case and plant/pabulum and the bred moth is
Recorded in 23 (40%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1903. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats