The Moths of Suffolk
1374 Paratalanta hyalinalis, (Hübner, 1796)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Grassland on chalky soils, beech woodland in open areas

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Common Knapweed (Centaurea nigra) and Great Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Recorded from Thetford in 1874 by Barrett (Trans. Norf. Nat. Soc. i, p. 46).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 28-35mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSitochroa verticalis

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Flushed by day - Beli Iskar, Bulgaria (14.vii.2014) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Strandzha, Bulgaria (16.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman