Morley’s Final Catalogue: Noticed only along our coast-line, where it is frequent: Orford in July 1902 (Gbs); Aldeburgh in 1892 (Ctw); Leiston (B. de Grey); Dunwich (Ctw); on Conium maculatum at Southwold in July'l903 (Mly); and larva: in wild carrot at Lowestoft (Bd).
Recent Status: Local
Life Style: Single brooded. Flying at night and coming to light during summer months. The larvae feed on the flowers and seeds of Daucus carota and Peucedanum and then in the stem where it hibernates.
Identification: The moth is similar to A. beaticella and A. francillana having dark bands on a pale yellow/ochre forewing. This species has narrow straight bands. More Info
Recorded in 9 (16%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1892. Last Recorded in 2019. Additional Stats