The Moths of Suffolk
1450 Ortholepis betulae, (Goeze, 1778)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain, presumed immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Heathland with birch scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July

Larval foodplants : birches (Betula)

Recent records : Sizewell (SMG, 4.vi.2011), Bawdsey (M Deans, 4.vi.2011)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Taken at Copdock by the Revd. J. H. Hocking (Bloomfield's Supplement).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 24-27mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPyla fusca
Apomyelois bistriatella

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Kenton Hills, Sizewell, Suffolk (4.vi.2011) © Neil Sherman

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