The Moths of Suffolk
131 Incurvaria oehlmanniella, (Hübner, 1796)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Woodland, moorland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus), dogwood (Swida) and blackthorn (Prunus)

Records : Cutlers Wood (SMG, 5.vii.2002 & 21.v.2010), Bentley (SMG, 10.vi.2002), Ipswich (N Sherman, 11.vi.2006), Thetford (S Clancy, 11.vi.2006), Landguard (N Odin, 9.v.2008 ,4.vii.2008) and Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman, 2008-2010)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bentley Woods on 15 June 1897 and later, Benhall, at Monks Soham light, and in May 1929 at Brandon (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-15mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultIncurvaria masculella
Lampronia luzella

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Freston, Suffolk (21.v.2010) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2008) © Neil Sherman