The Moths of Suffolk
130 Incurvaria masculella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-April to June

Larval foodplants : Hawthorn (Crataegus) and roses (Rosa)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Common in Assington Thicks, Bentley Woods and about Foxhall, Monks Soham, Flixton, &c. very general.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-16mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultIncurvaria pectinea
Incurvaria oehlmanniella

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (2.v.2009) © Lee Gregory
Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (2.v.2009) © Lee Gregory
Female - Ipswich, Suffolk (13.v.2009) © Neil Sherman
 
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Female - Ipswich, Suffolk (20.iv.2014) © Paul Kitchener