The Moths of Suffolk
1171 Gypsonoma minutana, (Hübner, 1799)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

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

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of poplars (Populus)

Records : Landguard Common (N Odin & M Marsh, 1999, 2001-4), Rushmere (J Higgott, 8.vii.2003), Ipswich (N Sherman, 2003-5)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Ipswich in 1932-4, bred from larvae on poplar; Thorpness in 1933 (Whittingham).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-15mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEnarmonia formosana, Cherry Bark 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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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (26.vii.2013) © Paul Kitchener