The Moths of Suffolk
747 Chrysoesthia sexguttella, (Thunberg, 1794)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Waste ground and arable land

Flight Period : Double-brooded, May to June and August

Larval foodplants : Orache (Atriplex) or goosefoot (Chenopodium)

Records : Ipswich (N Sherman, 25.iv.2007)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A general frequent species, sometimes occurring with the last one. Leiston (Grey); Brandon (Barrett). Unnoticed since 1890, till larvae were found abundantly in Atriplex-leaves at Hemley, Waldringfield and Sutton in 1912-5 (Wlr), and Ipswich (Whit).


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2007) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Mine found on Fat hen plant growing near work-sheds. - Ipswich, Suffolk (24.viii.2009) © Neil Sherman