The Moths of Suffolk
926 Phalonidia manniana, (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1839)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Locally widespread

Habitats : Fens and river valleys

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to August

Larval foodplants : In the stem of Water Mint (Menta aquatica) and Gipsywort (Lycopus europaeus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Netted, flying freely at dusk, in a ditch of the Breydon marshes at Burgh Castle, on 16 August 1935 (Morley, Proc. SNS. iii, p. lviii).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-13mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultGynnidomorpha minimana
Gynnidomorpha permixtana
Gynnidomorpha vectisana
Phalonidia gilvicomana
Phalonidia curvistrigana

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Dunwich, Suffolk (10.viii.2015) © Paul Kitchener