The Moths of Suffolk
841 Sophronia semicostella, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to July

Larval foodplants : On the continent Sweet Vernal-grass (Anthoxanthum odoratum)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Local, on the Breck. Recorded from Barnham, by Col. Chas. Nurse (Trans. i, 36); Tuddenham (Wm); Brandon (R. South). Taken also at Hemley in 1929 (Whit.).


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2007) © Neil Sherman

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Further Photographs

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Dunwich, Suffolk (6.viii.2012) © Paul Kitchener
Dunwich, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener