The Moths of Suffolk
1104 Endothenia quadrimaculana, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Fens, scrub, fields and hedgerows

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to September

Larval foodplants : In the roots and lower stem of Marsh-woundwort (Stachys palustris), and less often on Spear-mint (Mentha spicata) or possibly Hedge-woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Suffolk (Curtis, Brit. Entom.). Conspicuous, and by no means rare. Felixstow by Gibbs (EMM. 1904, 80); annually at Monks Soham light in July 1904-34 (Mly); Leiston (Grey); Flixton (Ctw) at light by Fritton Lake in August 1934 (D).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-22mm


Confusion species
    AdultEndothenia ericetana

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Eye, Suffolk (10.vii.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman
Lakenheath Fen, Suffolk (3.vii.2009) © A Prichard