The Moths of Suffolk
968 Cochylis nana, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Woodland and heathland

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

Larval foodplants : In catkins of birches (Betula)

Records : Thorpeness (B Palmer, 13.vi.1993), Ipswich (N Sherman, 2003-2005), Minsmere (R Harvey & J Higgott, 2005), Old Hall Wood (SMG, 17.vi.2005), Martlesham Heath (S Goddard, 17.vi.2005), Tangham Forest (SMG, 25.vi.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Local on birch at Tuddenham and Brandon (Wrn); Mildenhall and Darsham in May 1935, and at light by Fritton Lake in May 1937 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-13mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCochylis pallidana

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (24.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener