The Moths of Suffolk
791 Chionodes distinctella, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late June to August

Larval foodplants : Possibly mosses, greenweed (Genista) or Field Wormwood (Artemisia campestris)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Quite a frequent species. On the coast at Felixstow, Aldeburgh, Southwold and Lowestoft; on the Breck at Brandon (Barrett) and Tuddenham (Farren) Fen in August 1905 (Mly).


Confusion species : None

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Male. Confirmed by gen.det. Jon Clifton - Dunwich, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Male. Id confirmed by gen.det. (Jon Clifton) - Orfordness, Suffolk (4.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman