The Moths of Suffolk
1123 Ancylis laetana, (Fabricius, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Open woodland, parks and gardens

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

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of Aspen (Populus tremula), and less often Black Poplar (Populus nigra)

Records : Wolves Wood (SMG, 20.vi.1998), Raydon (SMG, 2.vi.2000, 22.vi.2002), Ipswich (N Sherman, 2001-5), Hintlesham (SMG, 5.vi.2004), Old Hall Wood (SMG, 17.vi.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : By no means uncommon in many of our larger woods on aspen. Assington Thicks in June (Mly); Bentley (Pyett); Bentley Woods in May (D, Whit); Ramsholt, &c. Local at Brandon (Wm).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-18mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2003) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Pamber Forest, Hampshire (29.v.2009) © Lee Gregory