Morley’s Final Catalogue: A few bred from St. John’s-wort at Timworth in 1910 (Nurse, Ent. 1911, 221). Shrubland in 1931 (Whit).
Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk
Life Style: A single brooded late summer species. Night flying and comes to light. The larvae feed from a spun shoot on Hypericum species. Pupates on the ground.
Identification: This species has a striking appearance. The colour is a varied balance between a purplish grey at the wing base and costa to reddish ochre at the dorsum and termen. It is variable marked with scattered whitish scales. The Agonopterix twin spots are represented by a large comma shaped spot. Black termen spots may be confluent. The top of the head and thorax are pale in sharp contrast to the sides and general wing colour though this may also be darker and match the contrast between the two wing colours. There is no confusion species in Suffolk. More Info
Recorded in 7 (12%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1910. Last Recorded in 2017. Additional Stats