The Moths of Suffolk
1098 Endothenia oblongana, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Grassland and other areas where the foodplant grows

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to July

Larval foodplants : Possibly on Black Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)

Records : Ipswich (N Sherman,

Morley's Final Catalogue : Scarce and local, though feeding in knapweed-heads. One at Aldeburgh in 1892 (Ctw); a few at Southwold in 1932 (Wlr). Tuddenham in the Breck (Wrn) and 1925 at Worlington (Whit.).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-15mm


Confusion species
    AdultApotomis sauciana
Endothenia gentianaeana
Endothenia marginana

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Eye, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Confirmed by dissection by Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (15.viii.2013) © Neil Sherman