Morley’s Final Catalogue: Quite a common species on all our coast-denes throughout June Felixstow in July 1902-3 (Gbs); Dunwich and Southwold (Uw); Lowestoft (Bd), up to Yarmouth denes in 1933 (Mlv) Brandon (Barrett).
Recent Status: Found in the Sandlings and Breckland.
Life Style: Single brooded. Flies by day and also comes to light during summer. The larvae feed on the root-stock of the Compositae Picris hieracioides, Helminthotheca echioides, Hieracium spp., Crepis spp. or Inula conyzae.
Identification: The forewing has a chequered pattern of alternate pale and dark squarish marks on the costa and dorsum. They can be clearly defined or diffuse and vary in shades of yellow/ochre and orange/brown. More Info
Recorded in 15 (26%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1902. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats