The Moths of Suffolk
1370 Sitochroa palealis, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident and migrant (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Localised to Brecks and coastal areas

Habitats : Grassland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Wild carrot (Daucus carota), in the seed-heads

Records : Landguard (N Odin & M Marsh, 1997, 1999 & 2000-2), Lakenheath (R Parker, 15.vii.1995), Sizewell (D Funnell, 1998), Tunstall (D Young, 31.vii.1999), West Stow (SMG, 16.vii.1999), Mildenhall (G Boyd 22.vi.1995 & 19.vii.1997; SMG, 24.vii.1999), Nowton (R Eley et al., 17.vii.1999), Knettishall Heath (M Hall, 19.vii.1999)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Quite infrequent. Bentley Woods in An st 1899 (Mly); Felixstow (Ml), two specimens there in 1901 (Gibbs) ; one at Lowestoft in August (Ent. 1922, 258). Bury, Thetford and Brandon (Wrt); several at Bamham (Mr) and at Monks Soham light (Mly) in July 1935.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 29-34mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye, Suffolk (27.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Broadway, Somerset (24.viii.2007) © Stuart Read
Trapped by Steve Woolnough - Mendlesham, Suffolk (vii.2008) © Neil Sherman
Brandon, Suffolk (28.vi.2008) © Lee Gregory
 
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First site record - Ipswich, Suffolk (12.vii.2009) © Neil Sherman
Bawdsey, Suffolk (18.vii.2009) © Matthew Deans