The Moths of Suffolk
1340 Eudonia truncicolella, (Stainton, 1849)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Heathland, woodland, grassland and fens

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

Larval foodplants : various mosses

Morley's Final Catalogue : Local : Felixstow in July 1902 (Gibbs); common on fir trunks at Waldringfield (Wlr); at light in Bungay (Mn) and Blythbro Wood (Mly) Brandon (Barrett, Wrn).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-23mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultScoparia subfuscaScoparia pyralella
Scoparia ambigualisScoparia basistrigalis
Scoparia ancipitellaEudonia pallida
Eudonia alpinaDipleurina lacustrata
Eudonia muranaEudonia lineola
Eudonia angusteaEudonia delunella
Eudonia mercurella

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Dunwich, Suffolk (30.viii.2018) © Paul Kitchener