The Moths of Suffolk
735 Monochroa tenebrella, (Hübner, 1817)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Scrubland, poor grassland and heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to July

Larval foodplants : Sheep's Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)

Records : Ipswich (N Sherman, 14.vii.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : In root-stalks of Sheeps-sorrel. Found among Rumex acetosella at Brandon (Barrett); and in 1892 at Aldeburgh (Ctw).


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    AdultEulamprotes unicolorella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2010) © Neil Sherman

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