Moths of Suffolk
Filtered - 1803 species
National Status :
Immigrant; suspected resident
Local Status : Immigrant (SMP Status 2)
Distribution and abundance : Recorded from most areas of the county
Flight Period : Recorded from April to October, with peaks in June and August to mid-September
Larval foodplants : Lady's Bedstraw, Hedge Bedstraw and Wild Madder
Morley's Final Catalogue : Occasionally observed hovering at flowers from August to late October, everywhere throughout the County from Stratford Mary (Miss Bradley) to Gorleston (D), but nearly always singly; especially common in certain favourable years, e.g. 1893, 1899, 1911 and 1926. Localities are superfluous: Bentley, Ipswich, Easton, Monks Soham, Framlingham (Vinter) Aldeburgh, Dunwich in 1933, Southwold (E. R. Cooper), Lowestoft, Beccles, &c. No rarer inland; and Dr. Bree terms it frequent about Stowmarket (Nat. 1857).
Bloomfield's Lepidoptera : Generally distributed.
Wingspan details : Forewing 20-24mm, Wingspan 50-58mm