The Moths of Suffolk
730 Apodia bifractella, (Duponchel, 1843)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Damp meadows, ditches, open downland or salt-marshes

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to August

Larval foodplants : Common Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica), Ploughman's Spikenard (Inula conyzae) or Sea Aster (Aster tripolium)

Records : Landguard (N Odin, 3.viii.2005, 17-29.vii.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : In fleabane-heads. West Stow in 1911-12 (Nurse, Ent. 1913, 195); Hemley in 1929-33 (Whit.). larvae abundant in Inula-heads at Waldringfield in 1933 (Wlr)


Confusion species : None

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Carlton marshes, Suffolk (20.viii.2010) © Neil Sherman