The Moths of Suffolk
806 Gelechia nigra, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Uncertain, no recent records (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Woodland and river-banks

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to July

Larval foodplants : Aspen (Populus tremula), White Poplar (Populus alba) or Grey Poplar (Populus canescens)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A local kind, extending north to only Norfolk; on poplar. Discovered with us at Orford during July 1902 (Gibbs). Barton Mills in 1933 (Whit).


Confusion species : None

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Dungeness, Kent (3.viii.2013) © Neil Sherman

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