The Moths of Suffolk
1165 Zeiraphera isertana, (Fabricius, 1794)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, heathland and scrub and other areas where oak occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to August

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of oaks (Quercus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : In profusion on oak-trunks and palings everywhere about woods; unnoted in the west. Bentley in abundance, Parham, Letheringham, Glemham Magna, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Flixton, Fritton, Gorleston.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-19mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultZeiraphera griseana, Larch Tortrix

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Hinderclay Fen, Suffolk (26.v.2006) © Stuart Read
Eye, Suffolk (7.vii.2010) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (21.vii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (7.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (11.vii.2015) © Paul Kitchener