The Moths of Suffolk
830 Caryocolum fraternella, (Douglas, 1851)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local, recent records only from Brecks

Habitats : Dry grassland, heathland and damp areas

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late June to August

Larval foodplants : Bog Stitchwort (Stellaria uliginosa), Lesser Stitchwort (Stellaria graminea), Field Mouse-ear (Cerastium arvense) and Common Mouse-ea (Cerastium fontanum)

Records : Santon Downham (B Palmer, 1987-1989), Lakenheath (B Palmer, 1.viii.1994)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Also attached to Cerastium. Hemley salt-marshes in 1931 (Wlr) ; Leiston (Grey); Lowestoft (Bd) ; and flew to light at Brandon (Wrn). Bungay in 1903 (Mann; Trans. i, 36).

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCaryocolum viscariella
Caryocolum marmoreum

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Confirmed by dissection by Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (4.viii.2013) © Neil Sherman

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