The Moths of Suffolk
782 Bryotropha senectella, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Flight Period : Single-brooded, mid-June to early September

Larval foodplants : Mosses

Morley's Final Catalogue : In an Ipswich house on 19 June 1900. (Mly); Southwold and Flixton (Ctw); Lowestoft (J. Sang); Fritton, at light in 1936 (Mly). Brandon (Barrett).


Confusion species
    AdultBryotropha umbrosella
Bryotropha affinis
Bryotropha similis
Bryotropha desertella

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Confirmed by dissection. - Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2008) © Neil Sherman

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