Morley’s Final Catalogue: Found to be local among mint at Lowestoft before 1890 (Bd) and at Hemley in 1933-4 (Wir, Whit).
Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species that flies during June, July and August and comes to light. This is a grassland species with larvae feeding on seed-heads of Odontites vernus. Other foodplants have not been proven. The life cycle is not fully known.
Identification:Gynnidomorpha species have a darker central band, a pre-tornal patch, a pre-apical patch extending towards the termen and a slight band on the base of the dorsum that may reach the costa. The markings in the terminal third of the wing usually show a reticulate appearance. All have a very small patch of blackish scales inside the apex of the folds on the wing that run from the apex, centre of termen and tornus. This in common with some Phalonidia, Cochylimorpha and Phtheochroa species. G. luridana is a smaller Gynnidomorpha that has a much paler ground colour than others with the markings quite distinct. The central band has an irregular shape. More Info
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1933. Last Recorded in 1933. Additional Stats