Norfolk status Common. Overall colour and markings can differ greatly from a white ground colour to brownish/grey, making the markings obscure. Can be easily distinguished from Gypsonoma sociana by the buff frons.
Widespread and common in open woodland throughout much of the British Isles. Well recorded in Norfolk from across the county.
Often recorded at the larval stage on various trees including Hazel, Hawthorn, Poplar and Sallow, feeding within buds and young shoots followed by spun leaves.
Recorded in 61 (82%) of 74 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1874. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats