The Moths of Suffolk
118 Enteucha acetosae, (Stainton, 1854)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Heathland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; April to May and July

Larval foodplants : Sheep's Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) and Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa), mining the leaves

Records : Thetford (A Musgrove, 2.vii.2002), Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman, 8.vii.2002 & 18.vii.2003) and Wortham Ling (SMG, 13.x.2007)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 3-4mm


Confusion species : None

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Leaf-mine on Sheep's Sorrel, found by Neil Sherman - Ipswich Golf Course, Suffolk (14.vii.2003) © A Prichard

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ex mine on Sorrel - Hartland Point, Devon (30.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman