The Moths of Suffolk
1170 Gypsonoma oppressana, (Treitschke, 1835)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Woodland edges, parks, gardens and other areas where poplars grow

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : In the shoots of Black Poplar (Populus nigra) and White Poplar (Populus alba)

Records : Ipswich (N Sherman, 2002, 2004-5), Easton (SMG, 23.vii.2004), Thornham (P Kitchener, 18.vi.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Somewhat frequent, on poplar. Ipswich in 1902 (Pyett) and 1929-35 (Whit); Lowestoft (Bd); Brandon (Wm). A nice series flying at dusk round poplar in Covehithe lane in 1934 (Wlr).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-15mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultGypsonoma dealbana

Compare confusion species
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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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Eye, Suffolk (30.vi.2010) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (24.vi.2010) © Neil Sherman