The Moths of Suffolk
774 Teleiodes luculella, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Oak woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded, mid-May to July

Larval foodplants : Deciduous oak (Quercus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very common about oaks. Copdock (Hkg); Bentley Woods (Pyett) in June 1896 to May 1935 and often indoors at Monks Soham during April 1934 and May 1916. Brandon (Wrn), in June 1918 (Mly).

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultTeleiodes flavimaculella

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Eye, Suffolk (21.vi.2007) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Thetford Warren, Suffolk (31.v.2009) © Lee Gregory
Dunwich, Suffolk (3.viii.2012) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (20.v.2014) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (22.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener
Dunwich, Suffolk (27.vi.2017) © Paul Kitchener