The Moths of Suffolk
1092 Apotomis turbidana, (Hübner, 1825)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Localised mainly to Brecks and Sandlings

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, fens and scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to July

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of birches (Betula)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Occurs sparingly among birch in Bentley Woods in June and July 1901 (Pyett), July 1902 (Gbs) and 1934-5, as well as Sutton Heath (Whit).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 19-22mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultApotomis lineana
Apotomis sororculana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2003) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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VC25, Waveney Woods, Fritton, Suffolk (13.vi.2010) © Brian Jones