The Moths of Suffolk
1451 Pyla fusca, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : heathers (Erica)

Records : Ipswich (A Prichard 1997), Landguard (N Odin 1997), Dunwich Heath (M Cornish,, Orfordness (J Askins 2003), Great Cornard (S Read

Morley's Final Catalogue : Curiously sparse with us. Tuddenham in the Breck (Wrn); Bixley Heath before 1890 (Freeman); rare during August, both at electric lights in Ipswich in 1895 and at light beside Fritton Lake in 1934 (Mly)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 25-28mm


Confusion species
    AdultOrtholepis betulae
Apomyelois bistriatella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Trapped by Steve Goddard - Martlesham, Suffolk (v.2005) © Neil Sherman
Dunwich, Suffolk (22.v.2015) © Paul Kitchener