The Moths of Suffolk
909 Sorhagenia lophyrella, (Douglas, 1846)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Chalk and limestone areas and fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-May to August

Larval foodplants : Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) and Alder Buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

Records : Recorded from West Suffolk

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-11mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSorhagenia rhamniella
Sorhagenia janiszewski

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Confirmed by dissection by Jon Clifton - Barnhamcross common, Suffolk (2.vii.2010) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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