The Moths of Suffolk
590 Perittia obscurepunctella, (Stainton, 1848)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain, no recent records (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Semi-open woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded, April to May

Larval foodplants : Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum), mining the leaves. On the continent also Fly Honeysuckle (Lonicera xylosteum)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Blotches honeysuckle-leaves; probably frequent. Noticed at only Copdock by Lord Walsingham, about 1885

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-10mm

Identification

Confusion species
    Leaf-minePhyllonorycter trifasciella

Compare confusion species
    Leaf-mine

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Ipswich, Suffolk (24.iv.2013) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Mine found on Honeysuckle leaf - Ipswich, Suffolk (22.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman