Morley’s Final Catalogue: Taken at Ipswich and Hollesley in 1931-5 (Whit.). Among bracken at Lowestoft in July (Barrett); and at Southwold in 1897 (Ctw). Gorleston in August 1935 (Mly).
Recent Status: A well recorded species in Suffolk especially in the Sandlings.
Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light from mid June till August. The larvae feed in stems and shoots of Pteridium aquilinum. They pupate on the ground.
Identification: A distinctive species. The moth is brown with a paler head and thorax. There is a narrow white backwards oblique fascia on the costa at three quarters that reaches half way to the tornus. There are short white dashes around the wing tip. More Info
Recorded in 19 (33%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1897. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats