The Moths of Suffolk
1106 Lobesia reliquana, (Hübner, 1825)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Open woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens

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

Larval foodplants : On the shoots and leaves of oaks (Quercus), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) or birches (Betula)

Records : King's Forest (SMG, 17.v.2002), Wherstead (A Prichard, 18.v.2002), Bentley (SMG, 6.vi.2003), Ipswich (N Sherman, 8.vi.2004 & 26.v.2005), Thetford (8.vi.2004), Minsmere (R Harvey & J Higgott, 26.v.2005 & 17.vi.2005), Old Hall Wood (SMG, 17.vi.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Taken flying among birch in Bentley Woods during 1896 (Baylis, Pyett). In west Tuddenham village in May 1935 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-13mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (13.vi.2009) © Neil Sherman