Morley’s Final Catalogue: Flying before dusk in my Monks Soham paddock, where primrose abounds, in mid-May 1936 (Morley).
Recent Status: No recent Suffolk records. Similar status in Norfolk.
Life Style: The moth is double brooded day flying species found between April and August. The larvae feed in the seed capsules of Primula veris, Rhinanthus minor and Pedicularis sylvatica. Larvae may hibernate in a cocoon. They pupate in a cocoon on the ground.
Identification: With similarities to Cochylidia implicitana the moth is a pale grey with a slight pink suffusion towards the termen. The wing markings are a reddish brown and there is a scattering of scales of this colour across the wings. The central fascia is more regular and wider. The terminal shading is more significant. The cilia are ochre. More Info
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1936. Last Recorded in 1936. Additional Stats