The Moths of Suffolk
1093 Apotomis betuletana, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, heathland and scrub

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

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of birches (Betula)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Much overlooked by us, and doubtless not uncommon. Blythburgh Wood (D); Bentley Woods in August 1895, in the utmost profusion at light beside Fritton lake in 1932-4; Tuddenham in 1902, and at dusk at Barton Mills in 1933 (Mly). Bentley, Sutton Heath and Minsmere in 1933-5 (Whit).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 17-22mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultApotomis turbidana
Apotomis capreana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Pale specimen - Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman
Thetford Warren, Suffolk (4.vii.2009) © Thetford Warren
Norfolk (12.viii.2009) © Lee Gregory
 
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VC25, Waveney Woods, Fritton, Suffolk (17.viii.2010) © Brian Jones
Ipswich, Suffolk (25.vii.2014) © Neil Sherman