The Moths of Suffolk
1443 Pempelia genistella, (Duponchel, 1863)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce, in coastal areas

Habitats : Grassland and heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July

Larval foodplants : gorses (Ulex europaeus and U. minor)

Records : Landguard (N Odin & M Marsh, 1986, 1997 & 2000), Martlesham Heath (S Goddard, 2003-4), Orfordness (J Askins, 2003-4), Aldeburgh (SMG,, Bawdsey (M Deans 16.viii.2004)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 26-29mm


Confusion species : None

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Trapped by Steve Goddard - Martlesham, 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 (6.viii.2009) © Neil Sherman