The Moths of Suffolk
1452 Phycita roborella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, gardens, fens and grassland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to mid-August

Larval foodplants : oaks (Quercus), also pear (Pyrus) and Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very frequent: Bentley (Harwood), at Ipswich electric lights (Mly, Pyett), Sproughton (Pyett), Hemley (Wlr), Stowmarket (B), Flixton (Ctw), Bungay (Mn), Southwold; Ampton and West Stow (Nurse), Tuddenham (Wrt). A back-garden Phycitid.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 24-29mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye, Suffolk (2.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye (18.vii.2005) © Paul Kitchener
Great Cornard (vii.2005) © Stuart Read
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2004) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2007) © Neil Sherman
Fuscous form. - Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2007) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (2.viii.2009) © A Prichard