Morley’s Final Catalogue: Chelmondiston during July 1902 (Gibbs); Felixstow the next year (EMM. 1904, 80); Aldeburgh in 1892 (Ctw). Larva at Ramsholt in August 1935 (Wir). I have found larvse plentiful wherever sought in the County: Bentley, Ipswich, Hemley, Lackford, 1933-5 (Whit.).
Recent Status: A common species across Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species that can be found from late April till July with a partial second brood flying in November. The larvae feed on the female flowers and berries followed by the stem of Bryonia alba. They hibernate fully fed in a cocoon on the ground in which they pupate.
Identification: An intricately marked and very distinctive species.
Recorded in 28 (48%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1892. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats