The Moths of Suffolk
1220 Cydia microgrammana, (Guenée, 1845)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Grassland, especially in coastal areas

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June. Literature gives late May to July.

Larval foodplants : In the seed-pods of Common Restharrow (Ononis repens)

Records : Thorpeness (G C Pelham-Clinton & R M Mere, vii.1965), Landguard Common (N Odin & M Marsh, 2003-4), Minsmere (R Harvey & J Higgott, 2004-5)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Found commonly on Lowestoft denes in 1890, and later among restharrow at Kessingland in June (Ctw).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-13mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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