The Moths of Suffolk
1437 Acrobasis consociella, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Locally widespread

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, scrub and gardens

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

Larval foodplants : oaks (Quercus), in spun leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : In the Breck, and of frequent occurrence up our coast. One flew to light at Ipswich in 1894 (Mly), and a dark form was taken near there in 1901 (Pyett) ; bred at Bentley (Bp.). Aldeburgh (Ctw); Lowestoft in August (Ent. 1922, 258). Brandon before 1890 (Dr. Wheeler of Norwich). Sibton light, 1937 (Hawley).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 19-22mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultConobathra tumidana
Conobathra repandana

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Eye (5.viii.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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6 100 62 0

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman
Redgrave Fen, Suffolk (18.vii.2009) © A Prichard
Close up of head - Cransford, Suffolk (6.vi.2009) © A Prichard
 
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Close up of anal plate - Cransford, Suffolk (6.vi.2009) © A Prichard
Found on oak (Quercus) - Cransford, Suffolk (6.vi.2009) © A Prichard
Feeding sign on oak (Quercus) - Tattingstone, Suffolk (11.vi.2009) © A Prichard
 
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Found on oak (Quercus) - Cransford, Suffolk (6.vi.2009) © A Prichard
Feeding sign on oak (Quercus) - Tattingstone, Suffolk (11.vi.2009) © A Prichard