The Moths of Suffolk
1063 Celypha striana, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Grassland, edges of woodland, scrub, fens and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to early September

Larval foodplants : On the roots of dandelions (Taraxacum)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Rarely seen, though doubtless common. Felixstow in July 1902 (Gbs; Hemley (Wlr, EMM. 1904, 80); Shrubland in 1930 (Whit); Flixton, and a few at Aldeburgh (Ctw); Glemham Magna (Bloomfield); Hacheston (Hkr); Lowestoft (Crf). One sitting on Freckenham church, near Mildenhall, in June 1915 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan male 17-22mm, female 16-19mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCelypha rosaceana
Celypha rufana

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Thetford, Norfolk (23.vi.2005) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2004) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (24.vi.2009) © A Prichard