The Moths of Suffolk
1336 Eudonia pallida, (Curtis, 1827)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local, primarily coastal areas

Habitats : Fens, grassland, heathland and scrub

Larval foodplants : various mosses and lichens

Flight Period : Literature states this is single-brooded but has been recorded on the wing from mid-May to early October with peaks in June, mid July and mid-September

Morley's Final Catalogue : Broad spread, but somewhat local in marshes during July. At Ipswich electric light (Pyett) ; Felixstow in 1902 (Gibbs); Southwold, and abundant in Aldeburgh salt-marshes (Ctw); Lowestoft (Bd) ; Beecles (Crf) ; Fritton Lake, at light, 1935-7 (Mly). Brandon (Barrett).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 17-19mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultScoparia subfuscaScoparia pyralella
Scoparia ambigualisScoparia basistrigalis
Scoparia ancipitellaEudonia alpina
Dipleurina lacustrataEudonia murana
Eudonia truncicolellaEudonia lineola
Eudonia angusteaEudonia delunella
Eudonia mercurella

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Eye (18.vi.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman