The Moths of Suffolk
797 Neofaculta ericetella, (Geyer, 1832)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local, mainly Brecks and Sandlings

Habitats : Heathland, scrub, moorland and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late April to June. Local data suggests possibly double-brooded late April to early June and late June to mid-August

Larval foodplants : Heather (Calluna vulgaris), Bell Heather (Erica cinerea) or Cross-leaved Heath (Erica tetralis)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Common on all our heaths. Flying at noon on the sandy Foxhall plateau and Sutton Heath in May and June (Mly); Southwold (Ctw), Blythbro Heath, &c. On the Breek sands (Entom. 1886, 80)


Confusion species : None

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Lower Hollesley common, Suffolk (2.v.2009) © Neil Sherman

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