The Moths of Suffolk
1445 Pempelia formosa, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Locally widespread

Habitats : Woodland, scrub, fens, heathland and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : elms (Ulmus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Occurs throughout the east half of the County at Bentley (Harwood), Ipswich lights (Pyett), in Orwell woods (Gibbs), Bawdsey (EMM. 1904, 80), Hemley in 1904 (Wlr), at Monks Soham light in July 1921-35 (Mly), Aldeburgh (Ctw), Reydon (Baker), Southwold in 1891-7 (Ctw, Barrett), Beccles (Crf), Gorleston (D).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 20-23mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye (5.vi.2004) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Neil Sherman
Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire (17.vi.2006) © Stuart Read
Lynford, Norfolk (7.vi.2008) © Lee Gregory
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (12.vi.2017) © Paul Kitchener