The Moths of Suffolk
592 Stephensia brunnichella, (Linnaeus, 1767)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

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

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Deciduous woodland on chalky soil

Flight Period : Double-brooded, May to June and August to September

Larval foodplants : Wild Basil (Clinopodium vulgare), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Rarely observed; on the common wild-basil. Beaten from oak in Bentley Woods in mid-August (Morley); Leiston (Grey); Brandon (Barrett).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-9mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultElachista regificella
Elachista geminatella
Elachista tengstromi

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