The Moths of Suffolk
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana, (Fabricius, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, scrub and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to July, occasional late records into October. Literature mentions a second brood from August to September but there is little evidence of this

Larval foodplants : In the berries and seeds of privets (Ligustrum) and Ash (Fraxinus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Abundant among ash in June from Wherstead to Ringsfield.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-15mm


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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Ipswich, Suffolk (17.v.2014) © Paul Kitchener