The Moths of Suffolk
779 Bryotropha affinis, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Open country and urban areas ? on mossy walls and old thatch

Flight Period : Single-brooded, mid-May to mid-September, with main period from mid-July to August

Larval foodplants : Mosses

Morley's Final Catalogue : Two in an Ipswich house in 1896 (Pyett) Felixstow in July (Gibbs); frequent at light in Monks Soham during 1910-33 (Mly); Aldeburgh in 1892 (Ctw). Brandon, many (Barrett).

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBryotropha umbrosella
Bryotropha similis

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2007) © Neil Sherman