The Moths of Suffolk
877 Stathmopoda pedella, (Linnaeus, 1761)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce, possibly under-recorded

Habitats : Alder carr

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July

Larval foodplants : Seeds of Alder (Alnus glutinosa) and Grey Alder (Alnus incanana)

Records : Dunwich (A Prichard and N Sherman, 5.v.2003), Thornham (P Kitchener, 4.viii.2003), Ipswich (N Sherman, 4.viii.2003, 16.vi.2004, 22.vii.2004, 17.vii.2005), Tattingstone (A Prichard, 29.vii.2004), Woolpit (P Bryant, 29.vii.2005), Redgrave Fen (SMG, 16.vii.

Morley's Final Catalogue : Confined to south-east England in Britain; on alder. Leiston (Grey); Brandon (J. W. Dunning) and probably from the same place in 'Suffolk' (South). Unnoted since 1890 till a larva occurred among alder-fruit at Bromeswell in 1935 (Wlr, Whit).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-14mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye, Suffolk (19.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2010) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (23.vii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (23.vii.2015) © Paul Kitchener