The Moths of Suffolk
466 Rhigognostis senilella, (Zetterstedt, 1839)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Flight Period : Single-brooded; August to April

Larval foodplants : Rock-cress (Arabis), Flixweed (Descurainia sophia), Dame's-violet (Hesperis matronalis) or possibly other Cruciferae

Records : Kessingland (P J Burton & C Morley, 14.vi.1948)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Aston's Additions : Considered by Mr. Morley in 1937 to be a Northern species. A female specimen was taken by Claude Morley and P. J. Burton on Kessingland Denes, 14.vi.1948 (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. VI, pt. III, p. 250).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 19-23mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultRhigognostis annulatella

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Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Dolomites, Italy (5.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman