The Moths of Suffolk
827 Caryocolum alsinella, (Zeller, 1868)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

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

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Sandy coasts

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to mid-August

Larval foodplants : Little Mouse-ear (Cerastium semidecandrum), Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum) and Sea Mouse-ear (Cerastium diffusum)

Morley's Final Catalogue : (1) Leiston (Hkr); Aldeburgh, Thorp and Kessingland (Ctw). (2) Bred at Orford by the Bishop and J. W. Metcalfe in 1932.


Confusion species
    AdultCaryocolum viscariella
Caryocolum proximum
Caryocolum junctella

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Life history chart
larvapupa pupa imago imago imago no datano datano data

Further Photographs

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(gen.det. Raymond Watson) - Iken Cliff, Suffolk (6.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener