The Moths of Suffolk
1359 Cynaeda dentalis, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Coastal vegetated shingle banks

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July

Larval foodplants : Viper's-bugloss (Echium vulgare), in the stems and leaf-bases

Records : Shingle Street (SMG & A Prichard, 2002 - 2005), Orfordness (SMG 23.viii.2002)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 24-29mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Broadcroft Quarry, Portland, Dorset (vii.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Cocoon formed in mined tip of leaf - Shingle Street (12.vi.2005) © A Prichard
Cocoon unusually high up stem near flower spike - Shingle Street (12.vi.2005) © A Prichard
Rocamadour, France (vi.2003) © Neil Sherman
 
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Portland, Dorset (16.vi.2002) © Paul Kitchener
Dungeness, Kent (3.viii.2013) © Neil Sherman
Found at rest by day - Dolomites, Italy (5.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman