The Moths of Suffolk
1000 Ptycholoma lecheana, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Woodland, scrub and orchards

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to June

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of various trees and shrubs

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not very frequent in woods on oak and sallow. Only occasionally in Bentley Woods in June, Ipswich, Beccles, Flixton near Bungay; singly at Ringsfield and Gorleston (D).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-23mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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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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Hinderclay Fen, Suffolk (30.v.2009) © P Bryant