The Moths of Suffolk
488 Goniodoma limoniella, (Stainton, 1884)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Locally common

Habitats : Coastal saltmarshes

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : Common Sea-lavender (Limonium vulgare)

Records : Orfordness (K Saul, 8.viii.1996; J Askins, 15.vii.2005; J Higgott, 21.vii.2005), Hemley (A Prichard, 2.iii.2003), Aldeburgh (A Prichard, 9.iii.2003), Landguard (N Odin, 15.vii.2004, 22.vi-17.vii.2005 & 23.vii.2006), Havergate Island (A Prichard, 1.vii.2005), Boyton Marshes (A Prichard, 11.ix.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bred and captured plentifully in Statice limonium at Hemley and Shingle-street in Hollesley during 1931-5 (Whit.).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-11mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Bawdsey, Suffolk (26.vi.2009) © A Prichard

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Larval case on sea-lavender flower - Boyton, Suffolk (11.ix.2006) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval case fixed on stem of sea-lavender at pupation site - Boyton, Suffolk (19.iii.2006) © A Prichard
Orfordness, Suffolk (24.vii.2010) © Neil Sherman