The Moths of Suffolk
1296 Crambus silvella, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : pRDB3

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Boggy moorland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : sedges (Carex)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A south British species, extending north to only Norfolk. Hitherto overlooked: taken in Greenacres Lane at Gorleston on 5 June 1931 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 22-26mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCrambus pascuella
Crambus leucoschalis
Crambus uliginosellus
Crambus ericella

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New Forest, Hampshire (22.vii.2007) © Stuart Read

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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New Forest, Hampshire (29.vii.2008) © Stuart Read