The Moths of Suffolk
849 Syncopacma cinctella, (Clerck, 1759)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

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

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Rough dry ground, possibly preferring chalky soils

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July

Larval foodplants : Common Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) or possibly Genista

Morley's Final Catalogue : Among Lotus major in the Brandon fens (Norf. Nat. Trans. 1874, p. 68) ; Fritton marshes at light, 10 August 1936 (Mly).ens (Norf. Nat. Trans. 1874, p. 68) ; Fritton marshes at light, 10 August 1936 (Mly).This species was until the mid-1930s confused with S. larseniella. Given the comments about Lotus major it may mean that this refers to S. larseniella. The presence of this species on the country list requires confirmation

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSyncopacma larseniella
Syncopacma taeniolella

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