The Moths of Suffolk
733 Eulamprotes wilkella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Shingle beaches, sandy areas, usually on the coast

Flight Period : Double-brooded, June and August. Local data suggests a single long protracted brood from mid-June to mid-August.

Larval foodplants : Mosses. It has been found on Syntrichia ruraliformis, Dicranum scoparium and Hypnum lacunosum var. lacunosum and may occur on others.

Morley's Final Catalogue : Local on Cerastium along sandy coasts ; also on our Breck. Orford in July 1902 (Gibbs); Aldeburgh in 1892 and Thorp (Ctw); Lowestoft (Bd). Very local at Brandon (Barrett).

Identification

Confusion species : None


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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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Thetford Warren, Suffolk (4.vii.2009) © Lee Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk (4.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Plate XVI, fig. 1 in Stainton (2), illustrating the adult, larva - 2015 © R J Heckford
 
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Larva found in silken tube amongst Hypnum lacunosum var. lacunosum - Icklingham, Suffolk (27.v.2014) © R J Heckford
Larva found in silken tube amongst Hypnum lacunosum var. lacunosum - Icklingham, Suffolk (22.v.2014) © R J Heckford
Larva found in silken tube amongst Hypnum lacunosum, moth emerged 5.vi.2014 - Icklingham, Suffolk (5.vi.2014) © R J Heckford
 
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Larva found in silken tube amongst Hypnum lacunosum, moth emerged 30.vi.2014 - Icklingham, Suffolk (30.vi.2014) © R J Heckford