Norfolk status Scarce. Several forms of this species showing considerable individual variation.
Found in fens, marshes, wet moorland and mosses over much of the British Isles, hiding deep in the vegetation during the day and not easily disturbed. Very few Norfolk records, mostly from the Broads, where it was first recorded in 1874 and noted as "Common among sallow". Just one VC28 record from Roydon Common in 1977. Various records from The Broads area.
Specimens do occur without the obvious contrast between light and dark, or with obscure markings and these can be confused with related species.
Verification Grade Comment: Unicolorous forms Grade 4
Recorded in 12 (16%) of 74 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1874. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats