The Moths of Suffolk
1440 Trachycera marmorea, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Fens, grassland, hedgerows and scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to August

Larval foodplants : Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Hemley in 1904 (Wlr) and not uncommon at Aldeburgh in 1892 (Ctw, EMM. 1892, 254); rarely at Monks Soham light in August 1919-37 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-23mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultTrachycera suavella
Trachycera advenella

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Walberswick, Suffolk (vii.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman