The Moths of Suffolk
666 Semioscopis avellanella, (Hübner, 1793)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Birch woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded, March to April

Larval foodplants : Birch (Betula), Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata), less often Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)

Records : Santon Downham (B Palmer, 1987-9), Knettishall Heath (M Hall, 4.iv.1999), Dunwich Heath (C Moore, 12.iv.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 20-26mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSemioscopis steinkellneriana

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