The Moths of Suffolk
809 Pexicopia malvella, Hollyhock Seed Moth, (Hübner, 1805)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to August

Larval foodplants : Marsh-mallow (Althaea officianalis) or cultivated Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Aston's Additions : I took specimens at Stowmarket light on 21.vi.1951 and in August, 1956 (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. X, pt. IV, p. 290).

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval boring in Marshmallow seedhead - Somerleyton, Suffolk (14.x.2006) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (12.vii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (16.vi.2017) © Paul Kitchener