The Moths of Suffolk
1385 Ebulea crocealis, (Hübner, 1796)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local, primarily in the east of the county

Habitats : Fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : Common Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica) and Ploughman's Spikenard (Inula conyza)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Both (referring to E. crocealis and U. lutealis) quite common everywhere in July all over the County at light at Monks Soham.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 22-25mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultParacorsia repandalis
Udea lutealis
Udea fulvalis

Compare confusion species
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Eye (11.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 (ix.2005) © Neil Sherman