The Moths of Suffolk
1380 Phlyctaenia perlucidalis, (Hübner, 1809)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Locally widespread

Habitats : Fens, heathland, woodland and grassland

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

Aston's Additions : Recent immigrant with colony established at Wood Walton Fen. 9 Also taken on coast of Essex, Kent and Suffolk : "and Mr. D. Ffennell captured a very worn but recognizable specimen at Southwold in Suffolk on August bank holiday." Mr. Huggins continued, "after the Wood Walton brood was nearly or quite over ; it was fully out this year on June 4th ". (Ent. Rec. Vol. LXXII, no. 9, September, 1960, p. 185); another reference Ent. Rec. Vol. LXXIII, no. 5, May, 1961, p. 141.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 21-23mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye (17.vii.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Neil Sherman
Lakenheath Fen, Suffolk (3.vii.2009) © A Prichard