The Moths of Suffolk
843 Aproaerema anthyllidella, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Rough grassland, dry pastures and coastal areas

Flight Period : Double-brooded, May to June and August to September

Larval foodplants : Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria), restharrow (Ononis), Sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia), Lucerne (Medicago sativa) or clover (Trifolium)

Records : Santon Downham (B Palmer, 1987-1989), Ipswich (N Sherman, 26.viii.2003), Landguard (N Odin, 9.x.2005 & 20.viii.2006), Minsmere (J Langmaid & J Higgott, 18.vii.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Aldeburgh in 1892 (Ctw); Leiston (Grey); Lowestoft (Bd). Brandon (Barrett), and in the utmost profusion on the Breck there in May 1929 and June 1903 (Mly).

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEulamprotes immaculatella
Syncopacma albipalpella

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Eye, Suffolk (26.viii.2008) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (18.vii.2010) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (1.viii.2010) © Neil Sherman