The Moths of Suffolk
878 Batrachedra praeangusta, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare, under-recorded probably

Habitats : Can be found wherever its foodplant grows

Flight Period : Single-brooded; middle of June to early September

Larval foodplants : Catkins and buds of White Poplar (Populus alba), Aspen (Populus tremula), White Willow (Salix alba) or Goat Willow (Salix caprea)

Records : Elveden (H Beaumont, viii.2002; P Sterling 15.vii.2004), Ipswich (N Sherman, 2004-2005), Landguard (N Odin and M Marsh, 1997,2003-2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Abundant everywhere. Round Ipswich, at Aldeburgh, Lowestoft, Blundeston marshes, and in profusion on Gorleston palings beside both black and Lombardy poplars in August.Brandeston and Monks Soham on willows, and once sitting on Heracleum flower in orchard,

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-15mm


Confusion species : None

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Eye, Suffolk (4.vii.2010) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (26.vii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener