The Moths of Suffolk
397 Glyphipterix thrasonella, (Scopoli, 1763)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Reed-beds

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to August

Larval foodplants : Possibly on Rush (Juncus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Always in myriads on rushes in all marshes during high summer. Staverton Thicks, Brandon &c; sometimes on sugar.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-15mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultGlyphipterix fuscoviridella

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Found by day - Holt Heath, Dorset (26.vi.2010) © Matthew Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (13.vi.2010) © Neil Sherman