The Moths of Suffolk
737 Monochroa palustrella, (Douglas, 1850)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Not uncommon

Habitats : Vegetated coastal shingle, grassland, waste ground, dry pastures and sand-dunes

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

Larval foodplants : Curled Dock (Rumex crispus) and possibly other Rumex

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very local in marshes of only eastern England. Found in Suffolk at Beccles (Ctw), as well as on the Norfolk side of Waveney (Tr. Norf. Soc. 1899, 547). Dunwich salt-marsh at light on 29 July 1937 (Mly)


Confusion species : None

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Eye, Suffolk (26.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 (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (31.vii.2012) © Neil Sherman