The Moths of Suffolk
868 Helcystogramma rufescens, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : In a variety of habitats

Flight Period : Possibly double-brooded, late June to early September

Morley's Final Catalogue : Common along our whole coast-line in July. Copdock (Hkg) rare at Monks Soham light during 1915-36 (Mly); Orford (Gibbs); Aldeburgh, Flixton and Southwold (Ctw), at the last in 1903 (Mly); Lowestoft (Bd). Tuddenham, on Breck (Wrn).


Confusion species
    AdultHelcystogramma lutatella

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Eye, Suffolk (10.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
2 100 35 65 1

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Erwarton, Suffolk (23.v.2009) © A Prichard
Larval feeding signs - Erwarton, Suffolk (23.v.2009) © A Prichard