The Moths of Suffolk
682 Depressaria chaerophylli, Zeller, 1839

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Sheltered old hedgerows, woodland margins, old trackways and especially sunken lanes, where the foodplant occurs regularly year after year

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

Larval foodplants : Rough Chervil (Chaerophyllum temulum)

Records : Thorpeness (S Wakely & J M Chalmers-Hunt, 11.vii.1964; R M Mere, 31.vii.1965; G C Pelham-Clinton & R M Mere, 10-13.vii.1965), Landguard (N Odin, 18.viii.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Rare at Ipswich electric lights in 1900 (Pyett); Leiston (Grey) Somerleyton (Bd); Benacre Broad at light in 1935 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 19-22mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultDepressaria pimpinellae
Depressaria depressana

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Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (3.iv.2014) © Paul Kitchener