The Moths of Suffolk
770 Carpatolechia proximella, (Hübner, 1796)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland, heathland and a wide variety of other habitats where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late April to mid-July

Larval foodplants : Birch (Betula) or Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Beaten from birch in Bentley Woods in May 1930 (Mly), Common there on oak-trunks and round Ipswich in 1897-1902 (Pyett); Foxhall and Staverton, 1930-5 (Whit.); Leiston (Grey); at Fritton light in 1936. Brandon, on pine railing 1918 (Mly).

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCarpatolechia alburnella

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Pamber Forest, Hampshire (30.v.2009) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (28.iv.2010) © Neil Sherman
North Cove, Suffolk (11.vi.2010) © A Prichard
Waveney Woods, Fritton, Suffolk (13.vi.2010) © Brian Jones
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (9.v.2011) © Neil Sherman