The Moths of Suffolk
1006 Epagoge grotiana, (Fabricius, 1781)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland, fens and heathland

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

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of oaks (Quercus), hawthorns (Crataegus) or brambles (Rubus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very local, and not observed by us since 1890, when it was recorded from Lowestoft (Boyd) and as not uncommon at Brandon (Barrett, Tr. Norf. Soc. i, 52).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-17mm


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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Thetford Warren, Suffolk (31.v.2009) © Lee Gregory