Norfolk status Could be confused with Piniphila bifasciana but has much bolder brown and dark brown markings lacking any ochreous tones. A well defined dark brown basal patch, median fascia narrow at costa dilating (expanding) from middle, subterminal fascia dilated brown.
Locally widespread in the south and south-east of England in fields, rough meadows, waysides, flower meadows and waste places. Fairly widespread and common in Norfolk. Larva feeds within stems of Creeping Thistle.
Recorded in 45 (65%) of 69 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1888. Last Recorded in 2012.