The Moths of Suffolk
828 Caryocolum viscariella, (Stainton, 1855)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

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

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Dry, open grassland, hedgerows and open woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late June to July

Larval foodplants : Red Campion (Silene dioica), White Campion (Silene latifolia) or Sticky Catchfly (Lychnis viscaria). On the continent also on Berry Catchfly (Cucubalus baccifer) and Bog Stitchwort (Stellaria uliginosa)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Aston's Additions : A moth I caught in 1950 at Stowmarket could just conceivably be this species but Mr. Wakely is not at all certain of the identity. It would be a most unlikely capture (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. XI, pt. III, p. 265).


Confusion species
    AdultCaryocolum alsinella
Caryocolum fraternella
Caryocolum proximum

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