The Moths of Suffolk
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana, Bramble Shoot Moth, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, fens, gardens, heathland, scrub and other areas where bramble patches occur

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to mid-August

Larval foodplants : In the shoots of brambles (Rubus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : By no means as ubiquitous as in south England. 'It occurs in Suffolk' (Steph. Illust. 1834, p. 138). Ipswich uncommonly, Levington in 1899 (Mly) and 1902 (Gibbs), freely at Monks Soham light during July 1908-33, Leiston, Lowestoft and in the west, at Tuddenham.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-20mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (4.vii.2012) © A Prichard