The Moths of Suffolk
766 Altenia scriptella, (Hübner, 1796)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Hedgerows in open countryside

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to July

Larval foodplants : Field Maple (Acer campestre)

Records : Brent Eleigh (A Watchman, 2.vii.1980), Eye (P Kitchener, 2.viii.2005), Woolpit (P Bryant,

Morley's Final Catalogue : Occurs on maple. Copdock (Hkg); Fltxton nr Bungay (Ctw).


Confusion species : None

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Eye, Suffolk (2.viii.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Woolpit, Suffolk (25.vii.2012) © P. Bryant