The Moths of Suffolk
1221 Strophedra weirana, (Douglas, 1850)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Localised to the Brecks

Habitats : Woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-May to mid-July

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of beeches (Fagus)

Records : King's Forest (SMG gen. det. J Clifton, 17.v.2002), West Stow (S Read, 25.vi.2004), Minsmere (R Harvey & J Higgott, 9.vii.2005), Brandon (A Prichard, 2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Taken during July 1902 in Bentley Woods (Gbs), where its usual food-plant, the beech, does not grow.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-12mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStrophedra nitidana

Compare confusion species
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Icknield way, Suffolk (v.2008) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval feeding damage on beech - Brandon, Suffolk (3.ix.2005) © A Prichard
Larval feeding damage on beech - Brandon, Suffolk (3.ix.2005) © A Prichard
Thetford Warren, Suffolk (31.v.2009) © Lee Gregory
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (17.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman