The Moths of Suffolk
1342 Eudonia angustea, (Curtis, 1827)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Heathland, woodland, and fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-July to October, although there appears to be an smaller spring emergence from May to mid-June

Larval foodplants : on moss Tortula ruraliformis

Morley's Final Catalogue : A frequent species with us, at least in the north-east. Hemley in 1906 (Wlr); Monks Soham garden in September 1931, Southwold in August 1900, Lowestoft and Oulton Broad on tree-trunks in 1898, Fritton in 1932 and on Gorleston palings (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 17-22mm

Identification

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

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    Adult

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2005) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (22.ix.2008) © Paul Kitchener