The Moths of Suffolk
19 Bohemannia quadrimaculella, (Boheman, 1851)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain, no recent records (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare, in north-east of the county historically

Habitats : Alder carr

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : Possibly Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

Records : Ipswich (N Sherman, 13.vii.2007)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A very local species, amongst alder in August. Lowestoft (EMM. 1888, p. 187) and Fritton (Boyd); Barnby Broad in 1908 and Shipmeadow marshes in cop. during August 1935 (Morley).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-9mm


Confusion species
    AdultBohemannia auriciliella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman

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Ipswich, Suffolk (16.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener