The Moths of Suffolk
1075 Phiaris micana, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Fens and marshes

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : On various herbaceous plants and mosses

Records : Minsmere (R Harvey & J Higgott,; J Higgott,

Morley's Final Catalogue : A fen species, common at Horning; very local with us. Fritton Lake (Barrett); Beccles (Ctw). Thetford (Williams).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-18mm


Confusion species
    AdultOlethreutes palustrana

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Lakenheath Fen, Suffolk (3.vii.2009) © A Prichard

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