Life Style: A single brooded cochylid that flies around sunset and can be found during the daytime on the larval foodplant during May, June and July. The larvae feed on the rootstock of Senecio jacobaea. They hibernate in the stem prior to pupation in the year following oviposition.
Identification: A strikingly coloured moth that cannot be mistaken. The bright orange, with yellow and black with metallic reflections is well camouflaged on the flowers. More Info
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1948. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats