The Moths of Suffolk
1421 Aglossa pinguinalis, Large Tabby, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Outhouses, stables and barns

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

Larval foodplants : hay refuse in barns, sheep-dung

Morley's Final Catalogue : Generally distributed and frequent among hay-refuse, from Wixhoe and Clare-Stoke through Ipswich, Monks Soham and Dennington at light, to Gorleston in September 1931.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 30-40mm


Confusion species
    AdultAglossa caprealis, Small Tabby
Aglossa dimidiata, Tea Tabby
Marsh Moth, Athetis pallustris

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Eye ( © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Great Cornard (vii.2005) © Stuart Read
Woolpit, Suffolk (6.vii.2012) © P. Bryant
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Found by day in outbuilding - Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Neil Sherman