The Moths of Suffolk
485 Schreckensteinia festaliella, (Hübner, 1819)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : In all habitats, most frequently open woodland

Flight Period : Continuous-brooded; adults have been recorded from March to September

Larval foodplants : Bramble (Rubus fructicosus) or Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)

Records : Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman, 25.vii.2002)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Aldeburgh, Thorp and Southwold (Ctw); Leiston (Grey); among bramble at Lowestoft (Bd). Rougham (Curtis).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-12mm


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk (21.vii.2009) © A Prichard

Flight chart

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Found trapped in greenhouse during the day - Ipswich, Suffolk (6.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman