The Moths of Suffolk
311 Dialectica imperialella, (Zeller, 1847)

National Status : pRDB1

Habitats : Fens and wet woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) or Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultParectopa ononidis
Leucospilapteryx omissella

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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Lakenheath Fen, Suffolk (1.x.2017) © Ian Barton
Lakenheath Fen, Suffolk (1.x.2017) © Ian Barton