The Moths of Suffolk
801a Gelechia senticetella, (Staudinger, 1859)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to August

Larval foodplants : Juniper (Juniperus), cypress (Chamaecyparis and Cupressus). On the continent also recorded from Juniperus excelsa, Juniperus sabina, Juniperus phoenicea, Juniperus oxycedrus, Juniperus thurifera, Cupressus sempervirens, Thuja

Records : Rushmere St Andrew (J Higgott, 25.vii.2001), Ipswich (N Sherman, 21.vii.2007 & 2.viii.2007)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (2.viii.2012) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.vii.2009) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (31.vii.2015) © Paul Kitchener