The Moths of Suffolk
955 Eupoecilia ambiguella, Vine Moth, (Hübner, 1796)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Migrant (SMP Status 3)

Habitats : Wet heaths, scrub and open woodland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to June and August

Larval foodplants : In the berries of Alder Buckthorn (Frangula), less frequently Ivy (Hedera), Honeysuckle (Lonicera) and Dogwood (Swida)

Records : Landguard Common (N Odin & M Marsh, 19.v.1998, 30.vii.2002 & 16.viii.2002)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-15mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEupoecilia angustana

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Folkestone Warren, Kent (9.vii.2009) © Matthew Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Dunwich, Suffolk (24.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener