Morley’s Final Catalogue: Two in an Ipswich house in 1896 (Pyett); Felixstow in July (Gibbs); frequent at light in Monks Soham during 1910-33 (Mly); Aldeburgh in 1892 (Ctw). Brandon, many (Barrett).
Recent Status: A common Bryotropha species in Suffolk
Life Style: A double brooded species flying from May to September. The larvae feed from a silken tube on mosses. They pupate in the larval habitation.
Identification: A medium sized Bryotropha species with dark fuscous wings with scattered fine white specks. The black ‘bryotropha’ spots are variably edged in front and behind with white or cream. There is a pair of opposing white or cream spots at three quarters.
Recorded in 26 (45%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1892. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats