The Moths of Suffolk
664 Diurnea lipsiella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Oak woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded, October to early November

Larval foodplants : Oak (Quercus), especially Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea), less often on Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), Aspen (Populus tremula) or Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata). On the continent also reported from birch (Betula), beech (Fagus sylvatica), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), plum (Prunus), rose (Rosa), bramble (Rubus) and avens (Geum)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very local in oak-woods. Ipswich, flying on 1 November 1895; common on oak-trunks in Bentley Woods from 27 October to 10 November. only (Mly). Ampton in 1911 (Nurse).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 22-25mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (xi.2003) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (x.2004) © Neil Sherman