The Moths of Suffolk
637 Crassa tinctella, (Hübner, 1796)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Ancient woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded, May to June

Larval foodplants : Probably lichens on tree-trunks

Records : Ipswich (N Sherman, 1,17,18,19 & 23.vi.2006), Thetford (S Clancy, 11.vi.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A svlyan species, larvae said to live in dead wood. Taken only at Ipswich in 1900 (Pyett); Fritton in 1936 (Gd); and at Brandon (Wrn).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-16mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBatia unitella

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Thetford Warren, Suffolk (31.v.2009) © Lee Gregory

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