The Moths of Suffolk
1200 Eucosma hohenwartiana, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Grassland and woodland edges

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to mid-August

Morley's Final Catalogue : In profusion wherever it occurs, but we have few records. Ipswich in 1900 (Pyett) ; Bramford marshes, and always abundant at Monks Soham light in July and August, Slaughden (Mly); Hemley and Covehithe (Wlr), Aldeburgh (Ctw), Sotterley (Gd), Beccles (Crf). Swilland, Kersey and Euston in 1933-4 (Whit).

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEucosma parvulana
Eucosma fulvana
Eucosma cana

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2008) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (14.vii.2015) © Paul Kitchener