Status and Distribution
Scarce, found very locally only in Monmouthshire, West Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.
Bradley & Fletcher no:
Maps updated with all data received by February 2016.
Foodplant and Larval Feeding Signs
Deciduous woodland containing small-leaved lime.
Finding the Moth
Larva: feeds between flatly spun leaves.
Adult: has been known to rest on the foodplant leaves during the day and comes to light.
Distinctive palps and the dark, rich reddish-brown with the central golden-ochreous suffusion rule out any other species.
Single-brooded, flying during June.
Earliest: 22nd May 2010 (VC37)
Latest: 4th July 2010 (VC37)