The Moths of Suffolk
264 Bedellia somnulentella, (Zeller, 1847)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Flight Period : Double-brooded; August and October to May

Larval foodplants : Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis), Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium) or Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bred in 1932 by Dr. Whittingham at Halesworth.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-10mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Leafmine on bindweed - Orford, Suffolk (29.ix.2002) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Mine on bindweed - Stallode, Suffolk (30.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Mine on bindweed - Stallode, Suffolk (30.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Mine on bindweed - Stallode, Suffolk (30.ix.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Mine on bindweed underside (with larva). - Newbourne springs, Suffolk (viii.2003) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener