The Moths of Suffolk
1205 Spilonota ocellana, Bud Moth, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Open woodland, hedgerows, fens, heathland, scrub and gardens

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

Larval foodplants : On the leaves and buds of a wide variety of trees and shrubs

Morley's Final Catalogue : An abundant species on palings and at light, from at least Bentley Woods to Burgh Castle and Gorleston.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-17mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSpilonota laricana

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Eye, Suffolk (16.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (12.vii.2007) © Paul Kitchener
New Forest, Hampshire (14.vii.2007) © Lee Gregory
dark individual - New Forest, Hampshire (14.vii.2007) © Lee Gregory
 
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Dark form. - Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman