The Moths of Suffolk
758 Recurvaria leucatella, (Clerck, 1759)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Hawthorn hedges and gardens

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

Larval foodplants : Hawthorn (Crataegus), apple (Malus) and less frequently (Sorbus aucuparia). On the continent also from Wild Plum (Prunus domestica), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) and pear (Pyrus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Elsewhere usually abundant by beating apple-orchards in July. Uncommon with us : Ipswicj (Pyett, Whit). Waldringfield in 1930 (Wlr); Flixton near Bungay (Ctw).

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Neil Sherman

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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (13.vii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Redgrave Fen, Suffolk (18.vii.2009) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (16.vi.2015) © Paul Kitchener