The Moths of Suffolk
924 Hysterophora maculosana, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce, currently restricted to southern part of county

Habitats : Woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late April to May or June

Larval foodplants : On the seeds of Bluebell (Endymion non-scriptus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Common among wild-hyacinth. Copdock (Hkg); Bentley Woods on birch in May 1932 (D), Ipswich, and Creeting on broom in 1933 (Mly); Lowestoft (Bd); Shipmeadow (Ctw); Ashby and Barton Mills (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-14mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhtheochroa sodaliana

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Netted flying over Bluebells - Wherstead woods, Suffolk (11.v.2009) © Neil Sherman

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