The Moths of Suffolk
1438 Trachycera suavella, (Zincken, 1818)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Locally widespread

Habitats : Woodland, scrub and gardens

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

Larval foodplants : Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Still apparently rare here; local in Britain. Taken at Felixstow in 1903 by Gibbs (EMM. 1904, 80); by beating hedges in Gorleston lanes during August 1933 (Mly); at Swefling by the Revd. R. Peek; and Brandon by Barrett.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 23-25mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultTrachycera advenella
Trachycera marmorea

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Eye, Suffolk (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, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Stuart Read
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Neil Sherman
Eye, Suffolk (20.vii.2010) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (8.vii.2017) © Paul Kitchener