The Moths of Suffolk
1204 Thiodia citrana, (Hübner, 1799)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Localised mainly to Brecks and Sandlings

Habitats : Grassland, scrub and other rough open areas

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

Larval foodplants : In the flower-heads of Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Field-wormwood (Artemisia campestris) or Stinking Chamomile (Anthemis cotula)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Widely distributed in both east and west. Bawdsey cliff in 1933 (Wlr); Orford in July 1902 (Gbs); Leiston (Grey); Aldeburgh in plenty, Thorp and Southwold (Ctw). Brandon (Barret); Elveden (Williams); Tuddenham (Wrt), where Meek found it abundantly in August 1884 (Ent. xvii, 278 & xix, 106).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-21mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Shingle Street, Suffolk (26.vi.2009) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Lakenheath, Suffolk (vii.2009) © P Bryant
Thetford Warren, Suffolk (4.vii.2009) © Lee Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk (29.vi.2009) © Neil Sherman