Norfolk status Diagnostic yellow labial palps. Colour pattern gives it the appearance of a bird-dropping or part of a flower.
Widespread and common in hedgerows, woodlands and gardens throughout Britain and Ireland. The adult seldom moves far from the foodplant. Larva live within a spun or rolled leaf on a variety of wild and cultivated rose. Well recorded in Norfolk.
Recorded in 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1834. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats