The Moths of Suffolk
748 Ptocheuusa paupella, (Zeller, 1847)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Damp grassland, ditches, woodland rides and the edges of salt-marshes

Flight Period : Double-brooded, June and late August to September

Larval foodplants : Common Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica) or Golden Samphire (Inula crithmoides), sometimes Common Knapweed (Centaurea nigra) or mint (Mentha)

Records : Ipswich (N Sherman, 11.viii.2004), Minsmere (R Harvey, 18.vii.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : In fleabane-heads. Taken at Southwold before 1890 (Ctw) bred from Inula at Hemley in August 1936 (Wlr).

Identification

Confusion species : None


Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (23.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (21.viii.2018) © Paul Kitchener