The Moths of Suffolk
1299 Crambus hamella, (Thunberg, 1788)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local, restricted mainly to Sandling and Brecks heaths

Habitats : Heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-August to mid-September

Morley's Final Catalogue : At present almost confined with us to the Breck: Santon Downham before 1890 (Norgate): near Thetford (Harwood); at light in Tuddenham Hall, in that village, during late August 1902 (Mly). Several at Minsmere in Sept. 1928, and one on Sutton Heath in Aug. 1933 (Bp.).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 24-27mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2007) © Neil Sherman
Dunwich, Suffolk (30.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener