Morley’s Final Catalogue: Ipswich during June 1895 (C. A. Pyett).
Recent Status: A common species in Suffolk.
Life Style: The species is double brooded with an occasional third brood appearing in autumn. Abundance peaking April/May and June/July. Flies by day and night. The larvae feed from a spinning on the flowers and seed heads of Achillea millifolium, Centaurea and Anthemis arvensis.
Identification: The moth has pale yellow/ochre forewings with a variable darker suffusion. It has two oblique brown cross bands that are incomplete. Both being interrupted well before the costa and having indistinct costal spots to match. The second may be interrupted or fade before mid-wing and may reappear mid-wing. The species cannot be confused with any other Suffolk species.
Recorded in 36 (62%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1895. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats