The Moths of Suffolk
1192 Eucosma conterminana, (Guenée, 1845)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Chalk grassland, disturbed ground, market gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : In the flower- and seed-heads of Great Lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola) or cultivated lettuces

Records : Ipswich (A Prichard, 6.vii.1997 & 14.vii.1997), Wolves Wood (A Prichard, 21.vii.1997), Rushmere (J Higgott, 21.vii.2002), Orfordness (J Askins, 2004), Ipswich (N Sherman, 2004-5)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as occurring in Suffolk by Morley

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-19mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPelochrista caecimaculana
Eucosma aemulana
Eucosma hohenwartiana
Eucosma parvulana
Eucosma fulvana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (16.vii.2009) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Bawdsey, Suffolk (22.vii.2009) © Matthew Deans
Bawdsey, Suffolk (22.vii.2009) © Matthew Deans
Ipswich, Suffolk (22.vii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (10.vii.2015) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (23.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (21.vii.2017) © Paul Kitchener