The Moths of Suffolk
671 Depressaria ultimella, Stainton, 1849

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain, no recent records (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Marshes, marginal vegetation around ponds, wet meadows, stream-sides, and dykes

Flight Period : Single-brooded, August to May, hibernating through the winter

Larval foodplants : Fool's Water-cress (Apium nodiflorum), less often on Fine-leaved Water-dropwort (Oenanthe aquatica), Hemlock Water-dropwort (Oenanthe crocata) or Great Water-parsnip (Sium latifolium)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Usually a common species on Oenanthe; but known here only from Homersfield before 1890 (Crutwell).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-21mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultDepressaria daucella

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Veryan, Cornwall (8.x.2008) © Paul Kitchener

Life history chart
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