The Moths of Suffolk
1222 Strophedra nitidana, (Fabricius, 1794)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of oaks (Quercus)

Records : Thetford (D Young et al,, Ipswich (N Sherman,, 3.vii.2005 & 12.vii.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Much overlooked; probably abundant on oaks in Bentley Woods, where it was taken (Pyett) on 29 June 1901; unobserved elsewhere with us.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-10mm


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    AdultStrophedra weirana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2007) © Neil Sherman

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