The Moths of Suffolk
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana, (Fabricius, 1781)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Open woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of various plants including Ivy (Hedera), privets (Ligustrum), Honeysuckle (Lonicera), woundworts (Stachys), larches (Larix), firs (Abies), spruces (Picea), pines (Pinus), currants (Ribes) and bilberries (Vaccinium)

Morley's Final Catalogue : By no means frequently seen; not among ivy at Monks Soham. Occasionally at Ipswich in June and July; Walberswick (Ctw); Beccles (Crf); Lowestoft (Bd); Gorleston (D). Taken, doubtless near Bury, by Wratislaw.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 20-29mm


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2003) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
100 35 0

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2007) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener
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Bred from spinning found on Cowberry - Blar Mor, Inverness-shire (12.v.2014) © Neil Sherman