The Moths of Suffolk
1102 Endothenia nigricostana, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Open woodland and hedgerows

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June

Larval foodplants : In the roots and lower stem of Marsh-woundwort (Stachys palustris)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Much overlooked, a generally abundant species. Hitherto known here from the vicinity of Hemley, among Stachys in 1933 (Wlr) and Beccles (Crf); and two captured at Ampton in 1911-2 (Nurse, Ent. 1913, 195). But actually common and found wherever looked for: Redgrave, Hemley and all round Ipswich.

Wingspan details : Wingspan male 11-14mm, female 12-15mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEndothenia pullana
Endothenia ustulana

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Las Descargues, France. (vi.2007) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Cornard Mere, Suffolk (11.vi.2008) © Stuart Read