Separated from C. hybridella by the lack of a white thorax and from C. dubitana by the black head and labial palpi. Beware of worn specimens that could cause confusion.
One of three similar relatives.
Diagnostic blackish head/palps and blackish thorax.
Regularly recorded at coastal areas and to a lesser extent inland chalk downs and rough pasture land where food-plant occurs.
Generally distributed throughout the British Isles.
Recorded in 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.