Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not rare. Ipswich in 1895 (Pyett), Hemley (Whit.); occasionally at Monks Soham light during 1912-34, and at Covehithe in July 1897 (Mly); Blaxhall (Hkr), Leiston (Grey), Sotterly (Gd), Lowestoft (Bd); Fritton (D). Tuddenham (Waters).
Recent Status: Found quite frequently across Suffolk
Life Style: Like A. hamana this is a night flying species with a long summer flight period. The larvae feed on the roots of Centaurea, Scabiosa and Knautia. They pupate in a cocoon where they hibernate.
Identification: A pattern of a pale wing with brown markings. This encloses an area in the distal third, there is also a band on the thorax and wing base and a spot half way along and a little above the dorsum. The species has two colour forms one has a yellow pale colour with brown markings the other form is overall darker with moth being suffused with a bright orange brown.
Recorded in 47 (81%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1895. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats