The Moths of Suffolk
1195 Eucosma lacteana, (Treitschke, 1835)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Localised to coastal areas

Habitats : Salt-marsh

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : On the flowers and leaves of Sea-wormwood (Artemisia maritima)

Records : Shingle Street (SMG, 25.vii.2001), Dingle Marshes (SMG, 14.viii.2001)

Morley's Final Catalogue : This maritime species occurs sparingly in the salt-marshes of the Deben at Waldringfield (Wlr); Hemley in 1929-35 (Whit); and Southwold in 1897 (Ctw).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-17mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEucosma tripoliana
Eucosma metzneriana
Eucosma pupillana

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Orfordness, Suffolk (viii.2005) © Neil Sherman

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