The Moths of Suffolk
314 Leucospilapteryx omissella, (Stainton, 1848)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Roadside verges, waste ground and downland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August, single-brooded in the north

Larval foodplants : Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

Records : Santon Downham (B Palmer, 1987-1989)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Ipswich, Hemley, Butley, Redgrave in 1932-4, bred (Whit).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultDialectica imperialella

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Mine on mugwort - Ipswich, Suffolk (7.x.2006) © A Prichard

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Mine on mugwort - Ipswich, Suffolk (7.x.2006) © A Prichard
Mine on mugwort - Ipswich, Suffolk (7.x.2006) © A Prichard