The Moths of Suffolk
1193 Eucosma tripoliana, (Barrett, 1880)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Locally abundant in coastal areas

Habitats : Salt-marsh

Flight Period : Single-brooded;July to August

Larval foodplants : In the flower- and seed-heads of Sea Aster (Aster tripolium)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A hundred times as plentiful as the last kind in the salt-marshes of Waldringfield and Shingle-street in Hollesley, 1928-35 (Whit, Wlr); Southwold in 1897 (Ctw).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-17mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPelochrista caecimaculana
Eucosma aspidiscana
Eucosma rubescana
Eucosma aemulana
Eucosma lacteana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Orfordness, Suffolk (14.viii.2009) © Lee Gregory
Fingringhoe Wick reserve, Essex (8.viii.2014) © Neil Sherman
Bawdsey Quay, Suffolk (14.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman