The Moths of Suffolk
266 Bucculatrix nigricomella, Zeller, 1839

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Records scarce but probably overlooked

Flight Period : Double-brooded; late May to June and August

Larval foodplants : Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Records : Great Cornard (S Read, 27.vii.2004 & 25.vii.2006), Minsmere (R Harvey & J Higgott, 21.vii.2005 & 31.vii.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-8mm


Confusion species
    AdultBucculatrix maritima

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Trapped by Steve Woolnough - Mendlesham Green, Suffolk (vii.2010) © Neil Sherman

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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (28.v.2012) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (27.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener