The Moths of Suffolk
1441 Oncocera semirubella, (Scopoli, 1763)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Migrant (SMP Status 3)

Habitats : Grassland on chalky soils

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Common Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) and White Clover (Trifolium repens)

Records : Knodishall (H E Chipperfield, 31.vii.1948), Landguard (N Odin & M Marsh 18.vii.2004), King's Forest (SMG 14.viii.2004)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 26-30mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Bilbao, Spain (viii.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Broadcroft Quarry, Portland, Dorset (vii.2004) © Neil Sherman
Aldeburgh, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman
First site record - Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2008) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (12.vii.2009) © Neil Sherman
Bawdsey, Suffolk (12.vii.2009) © Matthew Deans
Ipswich, Suffolk (26.vi.2015) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (14.vii.2015) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (21.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener