The Moths of Suffolk
954 Eupoecilia angustana, (Hübner, 1799)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Localised mainly to Brecks and Sandlings

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, grassland and scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to mid-September

Larval foodplants : In the flower- and seed-heads of plantains (Plantago), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica), Marjoram (Origanum), Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea), thymes (Thymus), heather (Calluna) and Sitka Spruce (sitchensis)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Quite common, but not much observed. Frequent at Monks Soham in paddock, on cypresses and at light during July (Mly); Leiston (B. de Grey); Dunwich (Ctw); Lowestoft (Bd). Tuddenham and Brandon (Wrn).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-15mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEupoecilia ambiguella, Vine Moth

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Thetford Warren, Suffolk (4.vii.2009) © Lee Gregory