The Moths of Suffolk
1070 Olethreutes mygindiana, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Heathland, fens and moors

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : On Cowberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) and less frequently Bearberry (Arctostaphylos) and Bog-myrtle (Myrica)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Taken by Colonel Nurse near Timworth in 1909 (teste Bloomfield).

Wingspan details : Wingspan male 17-20mm, female 15-18mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultOlethreutes arbutella

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Netted by day - Carrbridge, Inverness-shire (iv.2011) © Neil Sherman

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