The Moths of Suffolk
1449 Elegia similella, (Zincken, 1818)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Mature oak woodland and parkland with oaks

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to July

Larval foodplants : Oak (Quercus robur)

Records : Minsmere (J Langmaid & J Higgott, 18.vii.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 19-22mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Las Descargues, France. (vi.2007) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Las Descargues, France (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman
Kmetovtsi, Bulgaria (9.vii.2014) © Neil Sherman