Morley’s Final Catalogue: Apparently confined to the Breck with us. Tuddenham (Wrn), often in chalk-pits (Barrett); Brandon in May 1930 (Mly); common on Breck-sands, 1885 (Farren, Ent. 1886, 110).
Recent Status: A rare Breckland species, four records.
Life Style: Flies at dusk during summer. The larvae are thought to feed on Knautia or Scabiosa.
Identification: The moth has a complex and varied colour pattern. The wing varies from white to a greenish ochre. There are three dark costal marks the central one of which may be a complete band to the dorsum or broken near the costa and at the dorsum. There is also a dark mark above the tornus. These marks are edged in silvery white with black speckling. The termen may also be dark marked or with a complete dark line. Forewing length 6 to 9 mm. More Info
Verification Grade Comment: Size and habitat details essential
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Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1930. Last Recorded in 1930. Additional Stats