The Moths of Suffolk
1369 Uresiphita gilvata, (Fabricius, 1794)

National Status : Migrant

Local Status : Rare migrant (SMP Status 4)

Larval foodplants : Genista and Cytisus

Records : Landguard (N Odin, 30.ix.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Of this casual immigrant to Britain from central Europe, the late Revd. A. H. Wratislaw had the good fortune to capture a specimen on the railway -bank close to Bury St. Edmunds in 1869 (Suff. Inst. iv, 1870, p. 221). Easily mistaken for a delicate Yellow-underwing Noctuid.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 29-37mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (23.x.2014) © Paul Kitchener

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