Morley’s Final Catalogue: An abundant June species in all our woods, on oak; Mildenhall (E. A. Elliott), Gorleston (D). Sometimes at sugar.
Recent Status: An abundant species across Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species that comes to light. It commonly has a second brood. The ova are laid in batches on leaves and covered with a protective coating. The larvae feed on buds, leaves or flowers of a great range of deciduous trees and shrubs. The larvae hibernate.
Identification: A strongly sexually dimorphic species. The male is smaller with a costal fold and darker than the female with discrete dark markings. The females are a bright orange brown often with a reticulate pattern and few discrete patches. More Info
Recorded in 50 (86%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1963. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats