The Moths of Suffolk
757 Recurvaria nanella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to August

Larval foodplants : Apple (Malus), pear (Pyrus), species of Prunus, especially Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa). On the continent also found on birch (Betula), Hazel (Corylus avellana), hawthorn (Crataegus) or Sorbus

Records : Ipswich (J Higgott & J Langmaid, 2001), Ipswich (N Sherman, 4.viii.2007)

Morley's Final Catalogue : On pears or Pear-lichens in July. Captured at Ipswich on 22 July 1898 (Pyett), again in 1930 and at Lackford during 1928 (Whit).


Confusion species : None

Click to view full size image
Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2007) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart

Life history chart
larval diapause larval diapause larval diapause larva larva pupa imago larva larva larva larval diapause larval diapause

Further Photographs

Click to view full size image
Ipswich, Suffolk (17.vii.2014) © Paul Kitchener