The Moths of Suffolk
128 Phylloporia bistrigella, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare, probably over-looked

Habitats : Birch scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to July

Larval foodplants : Downy Birch (Betula pubscens), less frequently on Silver Birch (Betula pendula)

Records : East Suffolk (K G M Bond, 17.x.1999), Ipswich (N Sherman, 2006-7 & 2009), Minsmere (R Harvey & J Higgott, 12.v.2007)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Beaten from birch bushes in Blythburgh Wood on 23 May 1936 (Morley)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-9mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAntispila metallella
Antispila petryi

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Ipswich, Suffolk (6.v.2009) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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