The Moths of Suffolk
987 Ptycholomoides aeriferanus, (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to mid-August

Larval foodplants : On the needles of larches (Larix)

Records : Weather Heath (A Watchman, 30.vii.1982), Knettishall Heath (M R Hall, 3.vii.1999, 22.vii.2001), Elveden (B Statham, vii.2002; H Beaumont, 13.viii.2002; P Sterling, 14.vii.2004), Minsmere (SMG, 2.viii.2003; R Harvey & J Higgott, 9.vii.2005)

Aston's Additions : Taken at light by Mr. Chippeffield on 12.vii.1958 at Stowmarket and confirmed , by Mr. Wakely (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. XI, pt. IV, p. 328). Recent addition to the British List.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 17-21mm


Confusion species : None

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Female - Redgrave fen, Suffolk (19.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener