The Moths of Suffolk
1080 Olethreutes arcuella, (Clerck, 1759)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Woodland and heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to August

Larval foodplants : On decaying leaves on the ground

Morley's Final Catalogue : Assington Thicks and Ipswich woods in June 1894 and 1933 (Mly); Bentley Woods in July 1902 (Gbs); common at both Bentley and Freston (Freeman); Belstead in June 1936 (Gd).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-18mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Las Descargues, France. (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Basking on leaf - Gait Barrows, Lancashire (26.v.2007) © Lee Gregory
Las Descargues, France. (vi.2007) © Neil Sherman