The Moths of Suffolk
874 Blastobasis lacticolella, Rebel, 1940

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, garden and a variety of other habitats

Flight Period : Double-brooded; mainly mid-May to mid-August and September to November

Larval foodplants : Variety of vegetable matter

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Aston's Additions : Wakely kindly confirmed a specimen of this that Mr. Chipperfield and I took at Aldeburgh light on 8.viii.1959, as in case of lignea (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. XI, pt. III, p. 265). The.specimen was a worn female, checked by Mr. J. D. Bradley. Mr. Chipperfield h

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-22mm


Confusion species : None

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Eye, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
1 7 85 100 31 24 36 11

Life history chart
larva larva larva larva larva ovalarvapupaimago ovalarvaimago larva pupaimago ovalarvaimago ovalarvaimago larva

Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2010) © Neil Sherman