The Moths of Suffolk
855 Acompsia cinerella, (Clerck, 1759)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to July

Larval foodplants : Mosses

Records : Santon Downham (B Palmer, 1987-1989), Elveden (H Beaumont, 13.viii.2002; P Sterling, 15.vii.2004), Minsmere (R Harvey, 10.viii.2005 & 8.viii.2006), Ipswich (N Sherman, 2.viii.2007)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Local at Hemley by Waller (EMM. 1904, 80); Leiston (Grey); and in 1897 at Southwold (Ctw).


Confusion species : None

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Barnhamcross Common, Suffolk (10.vii.2009) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (23.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman