The Moths of Suffolk
1382 Anania verbascalis, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local, mainly in the Brecks and Sandlings

Habitats : Grassland, heathland and woodland

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

Larval foodplants : Wood Sage (Teucrium scorodonia)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Also local, but a great deal more generally distributed than the last kind : Bentley Wood in June 1899 (Mly) and 1901 (Gibbs) Copdock (Hkg); Ipswich (Ml); Holbrook Park and Woolpit (Crewe) ; Fritton (Crf). Brandon (Barrett).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 22-26mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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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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Upper Hollesley Common, Suffolk (22.vi.2006) © A Prichard
Maidscross Hill, Lakenheath, Suffolk (12.vi.2009) © Lee Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.vii.2013) © Paul Kitchener