The Moths of Suffolk
1099 Endothenia marginana, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Grassland, wet woodland, wet heaths and fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to August

Larval foodplants : On the seeds of Betony (Betonica), hemp-nettles (Galeopsis), louseworts (Pedicularis), Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus), Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) or Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)

Records : Landguard Common (N Odin, 1997), Santon Downham (B Palmer, between 1987 and 1989)

Morley's Final Catalogue : This species, usually frequent among Stachys, seems peculiarly rare with us; unnoted in the east. Found in the Breck at Tuddenham (A. Waters) and in 1922 south of Thetford (Whit).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-16mm


Confusion species
    AdultApotomis sauciana
Endothenia gentianaeana
Endothenia oblongana

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Netted by day - Alton water, Suffolk (8.v.2011) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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