The Moths of Suffolk
640 Batia lunaris, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : A wide variety of habitats

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to August

Morley's Final Catalogue : Distinctly local. Common at Ipswich during 1898-1901 (Pyett) and 1921-35, also at Bentley, Hemley and near Thetford (Whit.); Felixstow in 1901 and Orford in 1902 (Gibbs); Leiston (Grey); Beccles in 1906 (Crf). One at Monks Soham light on 2 August 1935 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-11mm


Confusion species
    AdultBatia internella
Batia lambdella

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New Forest, Hampshire (14.vii.2007) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
larva larva larva larva pupa pupa imago imago larva larva larva

Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (24.vii.2008) © Paul Kitchener
Thetford Warren, Suffolk (4.vii.2009) © Lee Gregory
Bawdsey, Suffolk (20.vii.2009) © Matthew Deans
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Ipswich, Suffolk (19.vii.2014) © Neil Sherman