The Moths of Suffolk
1439 Trachycera advenella, (Zincken, 1818)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Scrub, woodland, grassland, fens and gardens

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

Larval foodplants : hawthorns (Crataegus) and also Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)

Morley's Final Catalogue : By no means rare. Felixstow in 1903 (Gibbs, EMM. 1904, 80) ; at Monks Soham light in July 1920-35 (Morley); Aldeburgh by Ctw (EMM. 1892, 254); Lowestoft in August (Ent. 1922, 258); three at Bungay in 1899 (Mn); Fritton at light (D). A dark form bred at Timworth in 1911 (Nurse); Brandon (Barrett).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 19-24mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultTrachycera suavella
Trachycera marmorea

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Great Cornard (vii.2005) © Stuart Read

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2003) © Neil Sherman
Eye, Suffolk (15.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener
Fuscous form - Eye, Suffolk (17.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener
 
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beaten from Hawthorn (Crataegus) - Weather Heath, Suffolk (13.v.2012) © A Prichard
beaten from Hawthorn (Crataegus) - Weather Heath, Suffolk (13.v.2012) © A Prichard
beaten from Hawthorn (Crataegus) - Weather Heath, Suffolk (13.v.2012) © A Prichard