The Moths of Suffolk
652 Alabonia geoffrella, (Linnaeus, 1767)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Deciduous woodland, woodland margins and old hedgerows

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late May to June

Larval foodplants : Dead wood

Morley's Final Catalogue : Quite a local, but abundant, species here. Not uncommon in Bentley Woods (Mly); occasionally in Ipswich (Pyett); Southwold (Ctw); in profusion by hedge-beating in Greenacres Lane at Gorleston in early June (D).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-21mm


Confusion species : None

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Wolves Wood, Suffolk (22.v.2004) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman
Old Broom, Risby, Suffolk (23.v.2015) © Neil Sherman