The Moths of Suffolk
904 Spuleria flavicaput, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Woodland edges, scrub and hedgerows

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna and Crataegus laevigata)

Morley's Final Catalogue : An interesting insect that occurs somewhat freely in many of our larger woods in late May: Foxhall in 1896, Bentley Woods in 1931, Parham Wood, Fritton and Bradwell Doles (Mly); Gorleston palings (D). Brandon (Barrett); Newmarket (Wrn).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-14mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Found by day in greenhouse - Ipswich, Suffolk (30.v.2012) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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