The Moths of Suffolk
983 Choristoneura hebenstreitella, (Müller, 1764)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Woodland, moorland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of oaks (Quercus), birches (Betula), Hazel (Corylus), willows (Salix), Bog-myrtle (Myrica), bilberries (Vaccinium) and Ivy (Hedera)

Records : Tunstall (D Young, 30.vi.1999), Mildenhall (J Clarke, 28.vii.2003)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Usually common on oak and birch, but not here. Suffolk about 1870 (Wrt); in Bentley Wood during July 1902 (Gbs).

Wingspan details : Wingspan male 19-25mm, female 24-30mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Orlestone Forest, Kent (10.vi.2005) © Stuart Read

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