The Moths of Suffolk
932 Phalonidia affinitana, (Douglas, 1846)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Not uncommon in coastal areas

Habitats : Salt-marsh

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

Larval foodplants : On flowers of Sea Aster (Aster tripolium)

Morley's Final Catalogue : By no means so frequent as the last kind; confined to small patches of plantago in coast salterns at Hemley, Hollesley, Orford in 1932-5 (Whit.), Aldeburgh and Southwold in 1891-7 (Ctw, Barrett) ; Lowestoft salt-marshes (Bd).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-14mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Havergate island, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Orfordness, Suffolk (14.viii.2009) © Lee Gregory
Orfordness, Suffolk (4.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman