The Moths of Suffolk
644 Borkhausenia fuscescens, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland, hedgerows, farmland and agricultural buildings

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to August

Larval foodplants : Dead leaves in the leaf-litter, in bird's nests, decaying coniferous wood and from old cobwebs

Morley's Final Catalogue : In profusion about country houses ; larvae attached to dead leaves. Ipswich (Pyett); very common at Monks Soham light and in stables in July and August only; Aldeburgh (Ctw), Leiston (Grey), Southwold sandhills and frequent on Gorleston palings (Mly) , Brandon (Barrett).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-12mm


Confusion species : None

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Eye, Suffolk (18.vii.2007) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman