The Moths of Suffolk
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata, (Panzer, 1804)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Gardens, grassland, woodland, heathland and fens

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

Larval foodplants : various mosses

Morley's Final Catalogue : Rather local: Copdock (Hkg); Waldringfield in 1903-7 (Wlr : EMM. 1904, 80) ; at Monks Soham light (Mly) ; Lowestoft (Bd); Gorleston (D). Common at Brandon (Barrett).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-18mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultScoparia subfuscaScoparia pyralella
Scoparia ambigualisScoparia basistrigalis
Scoparia ancipitellaEudonia pallida
Eudonia alpinaEudonia murana
Eudonia truncicolellaEudonia lineola
Eudonia angusteaEudonia delunella
Eudonia mercurella

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Eye (25.vii.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (1.vi.2004) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.vi.2017) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (16.x.2017) © Paul Kitchener