The Moths of Suffolk
1457 Hypochalcia ahenella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Grassland, railway banks and quarries

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to August

Records : Elveden (P Sterling 14.vii.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Confined to the dry and grassy banks of the Breck at Tuddenham (Wrt) and Brandon (Barrett). It also occurs at the Fleam Dyke in Cambs (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 22-32mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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

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