The Moths of Suffolk
851 Dichomeris alacella, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to August

Larval foodplants : Lichens, on tree-trunks

Morley's Final Catalogue : Certainly widely distributed, at least from Copdock (Hkg) to light beside Fritton Lake in August 1934 (Mly), though rarely observed. Once common at Southwold (Wlr).

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Dunwich, Suffolk (3.viii.2012) © Paul Kitchener

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