The Moths of Suffolk
1436 Conobathra repandana, (Fabricius, 1798)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland and scrub

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

Larval foodplants : oaks (Quercus), in spun leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not infrequent about oaks. Bentley Woods in July 1900 (Mly), bred thence in 1935 (Bp.) and common there in 1901 (Pyett); Ipswich (Ml); Orford in July 1902 Gibbs); Fritton Lake at light in early August 1935 (Mly, D.). Beaten from whitethorn hedges at Higham and Newmarket (Brown).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 20-25mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultConobathra tumidana
Acrobasis consociella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (26.vii.2013) © Paul Kitchener