The Moths of Suffolk
1413 Hypsopygia costalis, Gold Triangle, (Fabricius, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Woodland, scrub, fens, heathland and grassland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; mid-June to mid-August and September to mid-October

Larval foodplants : stored clover and hay, squirrel's dreys, in thatch and dead leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Generally distributed and anything but rare in the east; no west records. Bures, Copdock, Bentley Woods, common at Ipswich lights, Sproughton, Bramford, Felixstow, Playford, Hacheston, occasionally at Monks Soham light, Aldeburgh, Leiston, in an Eye stable, on sugar at Bungay, and in September 1932 on sugar at Fritton; Gorleston.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-22mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye (29.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 (x.2003) © Neil Sherman
Fuscous form - Eye, Suffolk (6.viii.2008) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (4.ix.2014) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (2.vi.2014) © Neil Sherman
f. rubrocilialis - Ipswich, Suffolk (21.viii.2018) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (25.ix.2018) © Paul Kitchener