The Moths of Suffolk
787 Bryotropha terrella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : On sandy ground

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late May to August

Larval foodplants : Common Bent (Agrostis capillaris) and the moss (Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : In the utmost profusion everywhere among dry grasses from Foxhall to both Lowestoft and Brandon. At Monks Soham light.

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBryotropha desertella
Bryotropha politella

Compare confusion species
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Confirmed by dissection, Jon Clifton - Iken Cliff, Suffolk (29.vi.2008) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2010) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2010) © Neil Sherman