Morley’s Final Catalogue: In an Ipswich house on 19 June 1900 (Mly); Southwold and Flixton (Ctw); Lowestoft (J. Sang); Fritton, at light in 1936 (Mly). Brandon (Barrett).
Recent Status: A number of records for Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species that can be found from June to September. The moth comes to light. The larvae feed from a flimsy silken tube on Bryum spp and Homalothecium lutescens during March, April, May and June. They pupate in a silken cocoon spun up with moss.
Identification: A small species of Bryotropha with a similar but duller appearance to B. affinis which is also larger on average. More Info Where there is doubt then genitalia dissection is required. More Info
Recorded in 13 (22%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1900. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats