Norfolk status Previously thought a rather dark but distinctive form of Spilonota ocellana but shows a narrower forewing and the white ground colour replaced with coarse grey-black markings.
Note: the all dark form of Spilonota ocellana can be separated from S. laricana by the broader forewing.
Occurs in the southern half of Britain where it can be relatively common. Uncommonly recorded in Norfolk possibly due to confusion with the previous species. Recent confirmed records from Holme, 2001-2008; Hindolveston, 2006-2009; Upwell, 2010; Ashill, 2010.
Verification Grade Comment: National Grade 4
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 19 (28%) of 69 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1986. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats