The Moths of Suffolk
1408 Palpita vitrealis, (Rossi, 1794)

National Status : Migrant

Local Status : Migrant (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : An uncommon migrant, recorded in coastal areas

Flight Period : Usually recorded in the autumn

Larval foodplants : in captivity White Jasmine (Jasmium officinale)

Records : Minsmere (R Cryer 1992, C Anderson, 1994 & 1995), Sizewell (D Funnell, 1998), Rendham (M Deans 2000), Dunwich Heath (M Cornish 14.vii.2003), Reydon (A Cornish 6.xi.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A single example at street lamp in Lowestoft on 27 October 1937 (Mitton, in coll. Gd).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 27-31mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (8.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
JFMAMJJASOND
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Life history chart
JFMAMJJASOND
imago imago imago imago imago no datano data

Further Photographs

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Veryan, Cornwall (1.x.2007) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (18.ix.2014) © Paul Kitchener
Trapped during survey for Plumed prominent - Groton Wood, Suffolk (22.xi.2014) © Neil Sherman
 
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First site record - Ipswich, Suffolk (12.ix.2015) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (10.x.2015) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (26.ix.2016) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (17.x.2017) © Paul Kitchener