The Moths of Suffolk
469 Eidophasia messingiella, (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1840)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, fens, wasteland and other open places where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to mid-July

Larval foodplants : Hoary Cress (Lepidium draba)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Feeds on Cardamine amara, a local plant. Found only at Copdock (Lord Walsingham).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-16mm


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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Iken Cliff, Suffolk (2.vii.2008) © Paul Kitchener
Bawdsey, Suffolk ( © Matthew Deans