The Moths of Suffolk
1029 Eana osseana, (Scopoli, 1763)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Grassland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August and in northern localities in September

Larval foodplants : On the roots of a wide variety of herbaceous plants

Records : Market Weston Fen (SMG, 25.vii.1998)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A downs species. Thetford Warren (Curtis); rare on Southwold beach in July and September 1910-2 (Mly: overlooked by Crutwell); common at Newmarket, in Suffolk, during 1910 (Nurse, Ent. 1911, 221). Sizewell in 1937 (Hawley).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-23mm


Confusion species
    AdultCnephasia longana

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Morgan's Hill, Wiltshire (27.vii.2008) © Lee Gregory

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Further Photographs

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Tromie meadows, Insh Marshes RSPB reserve, Inverness-shire (24.vii.2011) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (12.vii.2015) © Paul Kitchener