The Moths of Suffolk
802a Gelechia sororculella, (Hübner, 1817)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to August

Larval foodplants : Willows and sallows (Salix), usually Goat Willow (Salix caprea) or Grey Willow (Salix cinerea)

Records : Minsmere (R Harvey & J Higgott, 21.vii.2005), North Warren (SMG, 1.viii.2008)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Many flying among herbage on the butts at Felixstowe on 18 July 1923 (Mly).


Confusion species : None

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Beccles marshes, Suffolk (27.vii.2012) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Hickling Broad, Norfolk (11.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman