The Moths of Suffolk
1068 Celypha rivulana, (Scopoli, 1763)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare, recent records from north-east of county only

Habitats : Damp grassland, fens, marshes and open woodland

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

Larval foodplants : On the flowers and shoots of various herbaceous plants, including Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria), Dyer's Greenweed (Genista tinctoria), hawkweeds (Hieracium), bird's-foot trefoils (Lotus), orchids (Orchis), plantains (Plantago) and other shrubs and trees

Records : Mettingham (M R Hall, 1998), Beccles (N Muddeman, 1998)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Found nowhere with us but in Breck at Tuddenham (Wrn) before 1890. Genista tinctoria is very local in Suffolk.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-19mm


Confusion species
    AdultCelypha cespitana
Celypha aurofasciana

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Las Descargues, France. (2007) © Neil Sherman

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Further Photographs

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