The Moths of Suffolk
1424 Endotricha flammealis, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Gardens, heathland, woodland, fens, grassland and scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to mid-August

Larval foodplants : Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus uliginosus) and probably other various plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Sufficiently frequent, though somewhat local; little observed in the west. Assington, not uncommon in Bentley Woods (to 1935), Ipswich, Foxhall, Felixstow, Brightwell Wood in 1898, Staverton, Blaxhall, Westleton, Southwold, Lowestoft, Herringfleet; Gorleston. Barton Mills (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-22mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye (26.vii.2005) © 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
Ipswich, Suffolk (1.vii.2004) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (20.vii.2017) © Paul Kitchener