The Moths of Suffolk
1435 Conobathra tumidana, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Migrant

Local Status : Rare migrant (SMP Status 4)

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : oaks (Quercus), in spun leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very local; three examples taken, with the last kind, at a brilliant light in woods close beside Fritton Lake on 7 and 14 August 1934 (Mly); two at Brandon before 1890 (Whe).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 19-24mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultConobathra repandana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2010) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Las Descargues, France. (ix.2006) © Neil Sherman
Bawdsey, Suffolk (12.viii.2009) © Matthew Deans
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.viii.2011) © Neil Sherman