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, 23.vi.2003), Ipswich (N Sherman, 16.vi.2004, 20.vi.2005, 4.vi.2006, 11.vi.2006; A Prichard, 12.vi.2006), Eye (P Kitchener, 2.vi.2005, 23.vi.2005 & 11.vi.2006), Westleton (R Harvey, 22.vi.2005)

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

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (23.vi.2005) © Paul Kitchener