The Moths of Suffolk
450 Scythropia crataegella, Hawthorn Moth, (Linnaeus, 1767)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland, scrub, gardens, heathland and grassland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to mid-July, occasional later records

Larval foodplants : Hawthorn (Crataegus), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), other Prunus spp. or Cotoneaster spp.

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-15mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (28.vi.2009) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (29.vi.2015) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (3.vi.2017) © Paul Kitchener