The Moths of Suffolk
952 Commophila aeneana, (Hübner, 1800)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Grassland, waste ground, railway embankments

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to July

Larval foodplants : In the roots of Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)

Aston's Additions : Swept by C. Morley and P. J. Burton on in Barking Wood, Needham Market (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. VI, pt. III, p. 251).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-17mm


Confusion species : None

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Netted in the evening flying over grassland by Tony Prichard - Grove Farm, Thurston, Suffolk ( © Neil Sherman

Flight chart

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Swept from Ragwort - Grove Farm, Suffolk (vi.2015) © Paul Bryant