The Moths of Suffolk
826 Caryocolum vicinella, (Douglas, 1851)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Coastal shingle and cliffs

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late June to early September

Larval foodplants : Sea Campion (Silene uniflora). On the continent from Sand Spurrey (Spergularia rubra), Field Mouse-ear (Cerastium arvense), Alpine Catchfly (Lychnis alpina), Nottingham Catchfly (Silene nutans) and Tunic-flower (Petrorhagia saxifraga)

Records : Orfordness (J Askins, 23.vii.2006, 29.vii.2006 & 28.vii.2007)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Suffolk (Meyrick, 637). and under a separate entry This appears a good species, though opinions differ upon the point. Taken at Southwold by Crutwell, before and after 1890.


Confusion species : None

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Found by day in building on window - Orfordness, Suffolk (25.vii.2010) © Neil Sherman

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