The Moths of Suffolk
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata, (Hufnagel, 1767)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Gardens, woodland, heathland, fens and grassland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to mid-August

Larval foodplants : Elder (Sambucus nigra)

Morley's Final Catalogue : By no means general with us. Certainly uncommon round Ipswich, at light in July 1896 ; also both bred in 1934 (Trans. ii, 296) and taken rarely at light in Monks Soham; Southwold during July 1901 (Mly); Gorleston (D). Unnoted elsewhere since 1890.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 23-26mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhlyctaenia stachydalis

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (1.vii.2009) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (16.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener