The Moths of Suffolk
853 Anacampsis populella, (Clerck, 1759)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to August

Larval foodplants : poplars and Aspen (Populus) or willows (Salix), including Creeping Willow (Salix repens)

Morley's Final Catalogue : On salix and Lombardy-poplars only here. Rare round Bentley, Ipswich, Felixstow, Blaxhall, rarely at light and sitting on willow-leaves at-Monks Soham in July, Orford, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Lowestoft; sitting commonly in Blundeston marshes and on Gorleston palings up to 16 September. Brandon and taken by the Bishop at Euston.

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAnacampsis blattariella

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Confirmed by dissection. - Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2008) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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ex larva on Aspen Populus tremula - Hinderclay Fen, Suffolk (30.v.2010) © A Prichard
larva in leaf-roll on Aspen Populus tremula - Hinderclay Fen, Suffolk (30.v.2010) © A Prichard