The Moths of Suffolk
948 Aethes margaritana, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : pRDB2

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Chalk grassland and vegetated shingle banks

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : In the flower-head of Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Scented Mayweed (Matricaria recutita) and Oxeye Daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)

Records : Thorpeness (H E Chipperfield, 16.vii.1963, 18.vii.1963; S Wakely & J M Chalmers-Hunt, vii.1964; G C Pelham-Clinton & R M Mere, vii.1965), Aldeburgh (H E Chipperfield, 16.vii.1962)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-16mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


Life history chart
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