The Moths of Suffolk
1433 Cryptoblabes bistriga, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, grassland and fens

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to June and mid-July to August

Larval foodplants : various deciduous trees, oaks and alder

Records : Bawdsey (M Deans, 10.viii.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not very rare; distinctly local in marshes 'Taken at Woolpit in early July by the Revd. H. C. Marriott (Ent. Annual 1866, 158); and in some profusion at a brilliant light close beside Fritton Lake during early August 1934-6 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-20mm


Confusion species
    AdultCryptoblabes gnidiella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye (19.vii.2000) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2005) © Neil Sherman