The Moths of Suffolk
296 Calybites phasianipennella, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Wet woodland, fens, grassland, heathland, scrub and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; September to May, hibernating over the winter, this seems in contrast to local data where peak abundance of records occur from June to August

Larval foodplants : Water-pepper (Polygonum hyrdopiper), Redshank (Polygonum persicaria), Black Bindweed (Polygonum convolvulus), Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa), Sheep''s Sorrel (Rumex acetosella), Broad-leaved Dock (Rumex obtusifolius), Water-dock (Rumex hydrolapathum) or Yellow Loosestrife (Lysimacha vulgaris)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-11mm


Confusion species
    AdultEucalybites auroguttella

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f.quadrupella - Norfolk (12.viii.2009) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
5 11 80 88 100 51 31

Life history chart
imago imago imago imago imago ova larva larva larvapupaimago imago imago imago

Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2004) © Neil Sherman
Eye, Suffolk (25.ix.2006) © Paul Kitchener
f.quadrupella - Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Neil Sherman
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Ipswich, Suffolk (18.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener