The Moths of Suffolk
925 Phtheochroa rugosana, (Hübner, 1799)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Locally widespread

Habitats : Woodland, scrub and hedgerows

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

Larval foodplants : On flowers, berries and stems of White Bryony (Bryonia dioica)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Chelmondiston during July 1902 (Gibbs) Felixstowe the next year (EMM. 1904, 80); Aldeburgh in 1892 (Ctw). Larvae at Ramsholt in August 1935 (Wlr). I have found larvae plentiful wherever sought in the County: Bentley, Ipswich, Hemley, Lackford, 1933-5 (Whit.).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-20mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Thetford, Norfolk (23.vi.2005) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2003) © Neil Sherman
Eye, Suffolk (25.vi.2008) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2008) © Neil Sherman
 
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Flatford, Suffolk (30.vi.2012) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (26.vi.2016) © Paul Kitchener