Status and Distribution
Very local, in southern England, south Wales and Norfolk with single, old records from Cornwall, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.
Finding the Moth
Larva: in a folded or rolled leaf which can sometimes turn scarlet in colour.
Adult: can be disturbed and swept from amongst the foodplant and comes to light.
A large, broad-winged gelechiid with prominent palps which, due to its bright yellow-ochreous colouration, should not be confused with any other species.
Single brooded from late June to mid-August, rarely in mid-June and late August.