The Moths of Suffolk
668 Luquetia lobella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June

Larval foodplants : Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

Records : Minsmere (C Anderson, 1995), Landguard (N Odin,, Ipswich (N Sherman,,,,; A Prichard,, Eye (P Kitchener,, &, Westleton (R Harvey,

Morley's Final Catalogue : Somewhat common among blackthorn at Southwold in June, and taken at Aldeburgh on 18 July 1892 (Ctw).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-20mm


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener