The Moths of Suffolk
465 Plutella porrectella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Fens, scrub, woodland, scrub and grassland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and July to August

Larval foodplants : Dame's-violet (Hesperis matronalis)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Apparently local. Larvae on Hesperis matronalis at Hemley in 1903 (Wlr); Bungay (Mn).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-17mm


Confusion species
    AdultPlutella xylostella, Diamond-back Moth
Plutella haasi

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Eye, Suffolk (15.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman
Dunwich, Suffolk (21.ix.2014) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (11.x.2017) © Paul Kitchener