The Moths of Suffolk
866 Brachmia blandella, (Fabricius, 1798)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Wide range of habitats, heathland, woodland, fen, grassland, scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late June to early August

Larval foodplants : Gorse (Ulex europaeus), insect galls on Grand Fir (Abies grandis), Marsh Thistle (Cirsium palustre) and probably other plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Found at Leiston (Grey); Aldeburgh in 1892 and Southwold in 1897 (Ctw). Singly at Southwold in 1934 and 1937 (Wlr).


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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pupa in withered Gorse flower - Crownhill Down, Devon ( © R J Heckford