The Moths of Suffolk
483 Epermenia chaerophyllella, (Goeze, 1783)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Flight Period : Double or triple-brooded; can be found in all months of the year but most abundant October to May and July to August

Larval foodplants : Umbelliferae - Hogweed (Heraclium sphondylium), Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa), Cow Parsley (Anthirscus sylvestris), Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris) or Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)

Records : Cavenham Heath (B Palmer, 26-27.vi.1994), Santon Downham (B Palmer, 1987-1989), Thurston (P Bryant, 16.vii.2002), Thetford (A Musgrove, 3.iv.2002), Elveden ( Lancashire Moth Group 18-21.vii.2002), Landguard Common (N Odin & M Marsh, 20.vii.2004), Eye (P Kitchener, 26.x.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : In Southwold town during August 1900 and a few in Monks Soham garden on 19 October 1905 (Morley).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-13mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEpermenia falciformis

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Eye, Suffolk (30.vi.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Trapped by Keith Knights - Bradwell, Suffolk (9.xi.2011) © Brian Jones
Eye, Suffolk (21.vi.2007) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2007) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (14.iii.2017) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (16.x.2017) © Paul Kitchener