The Moths of Suffolk
1381 Anania funebris, (Ström, 1768)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Extinct/Rare migrant (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Open areas in woodland, grassland especially on chalky soils

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Supposed to be rare: One at Stowmarket about 1860 (C). The Bishop considers this old specimen probably a wind-borne example, or misnamed. 'Suffolk' (Barrett, Lep. Brit. ix, 182).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 20-23mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Day-flying - Gait Barrows, Lancashire (26.v.2007) © Lee Gregory

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