The Moths of Suffolk
786 Bryotropha desertella, (Douglas, 1850)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Open dunes

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

Larval foodplants : Mosses (Syntrichia ruraliformis, Hypnum lutescens and Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : One of our most profuse kinds. Everywhere on heaths in June at Foxhall, Wortham, &c; and on the coast denes in August at Sizewell, Southwold, &c., up to Yarmouth denes. Abundant throughout the Breck at Wangford warren, Brandon staunch, Eriswell, and Tuddenham (Mly).

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBryotropha senectella
Bryotropha desertella
Bryotropha terrella

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