The Moths of Suffolk
1398 Nomophila noctuella, Rush Veneer, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Migrant

Local Status : Migrant (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : A regular immigrant recorded from most parts of the county

Larval foodplants : clovers (Trifolium), Knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare) and various grasses

Morley's Final Catalogue : An abundant, back-garden insect everywhere: Ipswich at light and Bentley Woods; Alderton to Gorleston, and in July 1902 flying over both beach and sea at Southwold.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 25-34mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultNomophila nearctica

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Eye, Suffolk (30.x.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (4.ix.2010) © Neil Sherman
Eye, Suffolk (15.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener
Great Cornard, Suffolk (14.ix.2006) © Stuart Read
 
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Bawdsey, Suffolk (9.vi.2009) © Matthew Deans
Redgrave Fen, Suffolk (18.vii.2009) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (21.ix.2016) © Paul Kitchener