The Moths of Suffolk
46a Trifurcula squamatella, Stainton, 1849

National Status : pRDB1

Local Status : Uncertain, recent discovery (SMP Status 4)

Flight Period : Has been recorded in August as an adult

Larval foodplants : Possibly Broom (Cytisus scoparius)

Distribution and abundance : Known only from the area east of Ipswich

Records : Martlesham Heath (28.viii.2008, SG), Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman, 17.viii.2010)

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultTrifurcula immundella
Trifurcula beirnei

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Confirmed by dissection by Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (17.viii.2010) © Neil Sherman

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