Recent Status: This species has colonised Suffolk from the south during the 2010s. First recorded in 2004.
Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light. They fly by day and night during May and June. The larvae feed on the seeds of Vicia tetrasperma. They pupate after hibernation
Identification: The moth is a larger bronze coloured species that is readily identified by the orange eyes and pair of eyelashes. The larvae initially feed within a pod and then use a pod as a case to feed from on other seed pods. The larval seedpod case will be lined with silk before pupation. 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 2004. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats