The Moths of Suffolk
736 Monochroa lucidella, (Stephens, 1834)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Fenland, marshes, water-meadows and shallow ponds

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to July

Larval foodplants : Common Spike-rush (Eleocharis palustris), and also recorded from Bulrush (Typa) on the continent

Records : Redgrave (M Hall, 1998), Rushmer St Andrew (J Higgott, 5.vii.2001), Elveden (P Sterling, 15.vii.2004), Landguard (N Odin, 17.vii.2004), Eye (P Kitchener, 10,17 & 30.vii.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Another very local kind in July. Taken at Thetford before 1890 by A. B. Farn (Wrn).

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye, Suffolk (10.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (30.vi.2009) © Neil Sherman
Aldeburgh, Suffolk (25.vii.2014) © Neil Sherman
Synchnant Pass, Conwy, Caernarfonshire (21.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (14.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman