The Moths of Suffolk
936 Cochylimorpha straminea, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Locally widespread

Habitats : Grassland, scrub, woodland and fens

Flight Period : Double-brooded; mid-May to early July and August to mid-September

Larval foodplants : In stems and flowerheads of Black Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Frequent everywhere among knapweed. Copdock (Hkg) Bentley Woods in June (Mly); Bramford and Westerfield (Pyett) ; Hemley in 1902 (Wlr) ; Monks Soham, at light in August 1905-32 (Mly); Leiston (Grey); Kessingland (Ctw) in 1935 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-20mm


Confusion species
    AdultCochylimorpha alternana

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Trapped by Steve Woolnough - Mendlesham, Suffolk (viii.2008) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
100 57 57 57 28

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Trapped by Brian Bewsher - Devon (v.2011) © Neil Sherman