The Moths of Suffolk
1015 Eulia ministrana, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland, scrub and heathland

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

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of various trees and shrubs, including Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Common in woods everywhere, Monks-park Wood; not infrequent at light in Ipswich and Monks Soham. Bentley Woods, Blythburgh Wood, Hopton and Gorleston (D).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-22mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2003) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (12.v.2000) © Paul Kitchener
Found at rest by day - Hazelwood Marshes, Suffolk (26.v.2003) © A Prichard
VC25, Belton Nine Acre Wood, Suffolk (27.v.2010) © Brian Jones