The Moths of Suffolk
1034 Spatalistis bifasciana, (Hübner, 1787)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Edges of woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to July

Larval foodplants : In the berries of Buckthorn (Rhamnus), Purging Buckthorn (Frangula) or Dogwood (Swida)

Records : Bentley Long Wood (A Prichard, 30.v.2002), Landguard Common (4.vi.2003), Ipswich (N Sherman, 16.vi.2004 & 7.vii.2005), Old Hall Wood (SMG, 17.vi.2005)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-14mm

Identification

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 (20.vi.2012) © Neil Sherman