The Moths of Suffolk
897 Cosmopterix lienigiella, Lienig & Zeller, 1846

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Reed-beds and other places where its foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to mid-October

Larval foodplants : Common Reed (Phragmites australis)

Records : Minsmere (J Higgott, 1.vii.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-13mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Orfordness, Suffolk (24.vii.2010) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (15.vi.2011) © Neil Sherman