The Moths of Suffolk
753 Aristotelia brizella, (Treitschke, 1833)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Coastal

Flight Period : Double-brooded, mid-May to early June and late July to August

Larval foodplants : Thrift (Armeria maritima) or less often Common Sea-lavender (Limonium vulgare)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Frequent in salt-marshes of the Deben at Hemley (Wlr, Trans. i, 108 & ii, 89) and many in August 1932 (Mly); Hollesley (Whit).

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Confirmed by dissection, Jon Clifton - Eye, Suffolk (28.vii.2008) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval feeding damage within Thrift (Armeria maritima) seedhead - Boyton, Suffolk (19.iii.2006) © A Prichard
Larval feeding damage within Thrift (Armeria maritima) seedhead - Boyton, Suffolk (19.iii.2006) © A Prichard
Larval feeding damage within Thrift (Armeria maritima) seedhead - Boyton, Suffolk (19.iii.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Orfordness, Suffolk (14.viii.2009) © Neil Sherman