The Moths of Suffolk
1219 Lathronympha strigana, (Fabricius, 1775)

National Status : Common

Habitats : Open woodland, grassland and scrub

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to mid-July and late July to mid-September

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of St John's-worts (Hypericum), particularly Perforate St John's-wort (Hypericum perforatum), or Common Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : In profusion everywhere about St. John-wort near Ipswich in June and August (Mly); Tuddenham (Wrn).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-17mm


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener
Bawdsey, Suffolk (4.viii.2009) © Matthew Deans