The Moths of Suffolk
435 Zelleria hepariella, Stainton, 1849

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Predominantly on chalky soils

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to April

Larval foodplants : Ash (Fraxinus excelsior)

Records : Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman, 28.ix.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very rare and local with us; on ash. Unobserved since it was taken at Leiston before 1890 (Grey).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-15mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Woolpit, Suffolk (iv.2011) © P Bryant