The Moths of Suffolk
674 Depressaria badiella, (Hübner, 1796)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : On sandy soils, often along the coast, especially on stabilised sand-dunes, or other well drained soils such as chalk or shingle

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to September

Larval foodplants : Cat's-ear (Hypochoeris radicata), Perennial Sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis), dandelion (Taraxacum) and other related plants

Records : Landguard (N Odin, 2001), Orfordness (J Askins, 2004), Minsmere (R Harvey, 21.ix.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Rather a local species. Found near Barham once in September (Steph. Illust. 1834, p. 199). Southwold, in 1897 (Ctw.) Felixstow, at sugar (Gibbs).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-22mm


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk (30.viii.2013) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Gen.det. Jon Clifton - Dunwich, Suffolk (5.ix.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Dunwich, Suffolk (27.viii.2018) © Paul Kitchener