The Moths of Suffolk
819 Scrobipalpa costella, (Humphreys & Westwood, 1845)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Hedgerows, coastal shingle and gardens

Flight Period : Possibly multiple-brooded, late March to early December. Peaks in early June and early August

Larval foodplants : Bittersweet (Solanum dulcamara)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A local species, on Solarium dulcamara; doubtless frequent with us. One flew to Monks Soham light in August 1934 and many followed it during the next August-28 October (Mly). Ipswich 1933-5, and bred there (Whit).

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye, Suffolk (16.x.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman
Eye, Suffolk (12.v.2008) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (26.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener