The Moths of Suffolk
656 Tachystola acroxantha, (Meyrick, 1885)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Suburban and urban gardens

Flight Period : Double or multiple brooded, late April to November

Larval foodplants : On fallen leaves, in leaf-litter and compost

Records : Felixstowe (J Nicholls, 1997 to 1999; Landguard (N Odin, 1997, 6.viii.2003, 20.v.2007), Bawdsey (M Deans, 13.x.2006 & 12.ix.2007)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-18mm


Confusion species : None

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First site record - Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2008) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (14.xi.2016) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.xi.2017) © Paul Kitchener