The Moths of Suffolk
1157 Crocidosema plebejana, Zeller, 1847

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain, possible migrant (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Coastal areas - cliffs, rocky areas and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to September

Larval foodplants : On the seeds of Tree-mallow (Lavatera arborea), marsh-mallows (Althaea) and mallows (Malva)

Records : Trans: V32, P17 21.10.95. Landguard

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-16mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Hartland Point, Devon (5.viii.2002) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (28.x.2005) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (23.x.2012) © Paul Kitchener
Las Descargues, France. (vi.2007) © Neil Sherman
 
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VC25, Burgh Castle, Suffolk (12.x.2010) © Brian Jones
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.xi.2016) © Paul Kitchener