The Moths of Suffolk
873 Blastobasis adustella, Walsingham, 1894

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common, predominantly in coastal areas

Habitats : In a variety of habitats, often found in gardens and on heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-July to mid-September, with occasional earlier and later records

Larval foodplants : Variety of vegetable matter

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Aston's Additions : Mr. Chipperfield and I took a series at light at the Aldeburgh house of the Suffolk Naturalists' Society's Honorary Auditor, Mr. E. F. Crosby, on 8.viii.1959 (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. XI, pt. III, p.265). The species was introduced to Britain this century.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-19mm


Confusion species : None

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

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (22.vii.2008) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2010) © Neil Sherman