The Moths of Suffolk
1121 Ancylis upupana, (Treitschke, 1835)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland

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

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of birches (Betula) or elms (Ulmus)

Records : Brandon (H Beaumont & G Boyd, 31.v.1993), Sizewell (R Kendrick & M Parsons, 7.vi.1996), Nowton (M R Hall, 1998), Dunwich (SMG, 26.v.2001), Ipswich (N Sherman, 23.v.2002 & 25.v.2005), Minsmere (SMG, 2.vi.2002), Dodnash Wood (A Prichard, 5.v.2003), Lineage Wood (SMG, 25.v.2003), Hazelwood Common (A Prichard, 26.v.2003), Tangham Forest (SMG, 29.v.2004), Snape Warren (SMG, 2.vi.2004),

Morley's Final Catalogue : Rare in the same Bentley Woods, where it was taken before 1890 (Harwood) and again on poplar in May 1933 (Trans. ii, p. xci).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-18mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Dunwich Forest, Suffolk (25.v.2012) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2005) © Neil Sherman
Tunstall Common, Suffolk (22.v.2009) © J Clifton
North Cove, Suffolk (11.vi.2010) © A Prichard
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (22.vi.2010) © Neil Sherman