The Moths of Suffolk
728 Monochroa cytisella, (Curtis, 1837)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Heathland, woodland, and hillsides, mainly on acid soils

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

Larval foodplants : Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Taken at Ipswich and Hollesley in 1931-5 (Whit.). Among bracken at Lowestoft in July (Barrett); and at Southwold in 1897 (Ctw). Gorleston in August 1935 (Mly).


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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New Forest, Hampshire (14.vii.2007) © Lee Gregory
Dunwich, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener