The Moths of Suffolk
2075 Small Black Arches, Meganola strigula, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Notable Na

Local Status : Locally extinct (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Mature oak woodlands

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to July

Larval foodplants : Pedunculate oak

Morley's Final Catalogue : Stowmarket before 1859 (Stainton, Man. ii, 157) ; several specimens at Bentley by Garrett and Miller (ante 1890), and one sitting on an oak-trunk there on 11 July 1902 (Mly); Flixton, Bungay (Toms). Five in Bentley Woods, 1937 (Gd).

Wingspan details : Forewing 9-11mm, Wingspan 18-24mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultLeast Black Arches, Nola confusalis

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Surrey (vi.2004) © M Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Las Descargues, France (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman