The Moths of Suffolk
920a Scythris inspersella, (Hübner, 1817)

National Status : pRDB2

Local Status : Resident, recently discovered (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Single site in East Suffolk to-date, could occur elsewhere

Habitats : Heathland, sand-dunes, waste ground

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : Rosebay Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium), Great Willowherb (Epilobium hirsutum) or Broad-leaved Willowherb (Epilobium montanum)

Records : Larvae at Tunstall Common (A Prichard, 20.vi.2009)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as not on British list at the time.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-15mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ex larva - Tunstall Common, Suffolk (20.vi.2009) © A Prichard

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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On Rosebay Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) - Tunstall Common, Suffolk (20.vi.2009) © A Prichard
On Rosebay Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) - Tunstall Common, Suffolk (20.vi.2009) © A Prichard
Larval anal plate - Tunstall Common, Suffolk (20.vi.2009) © A Prichard
 
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Larval spinning on Rosebay Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) - Tunstall Common, Suffolk (20.vi.2009) © A Prichard
Larval spinning on Rosebay Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) - Tunstall Common, Suffolk (20.vi.2009) © A Prichard