The Moths of Suffolk
832 Caryocolum blandella, (Douglas, 1852)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

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

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Shaded areas of woodland and hedgerows

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to August

Larval foodplants : Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Taken at Nayland in 1897 (Pyett); common and bred at Washbrook, Ipswich, &c., in 1932-5 (Whit.); Leiston (Grey); Southwold and Flixton on tree-trunks among stitchwort (Ctw).

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCaryocolum blandelloides
Caryocolum blandulella
Caryocolum kroesmanniella
Caryocolum huebneri

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Ipswich, Suffolk (20.vii.2010) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Woolpit, Suffolk (1.viii.2013) © P.Bryant