The Moths of Suffolk
724 Metzneria lappella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, scrub, waste ground and downland

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to mid-August

Larval foodplants : Greater Burdock (Arctium lappa) or Lesser Burdock (Arctium minus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Common in Arctia lappa at Ipswich, Fyke and Glemham during 1930-5 (Whit.).

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMetzneria aestivella
Metzneria metzneriella
Sitotroga cerealella, Angoumois Grain Moth

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larva in seedhead of burdock - Newbourne Springs, Suffolk (25.ii.2006) © A Prichard
Bawdsey, Suffolk (12.vi.2009) © Matthew Deans
Redgrave Fen, Suffolk (18.vii.2009) © A Prichard
 
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Dunwich, Suffolk (21.vi.2014) © Paul Kitchener