The Moths of Suffolk
1465 Nephopterix angustella, (Hübner, 1796)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Scrub and hedgerows, especially on chalky soils

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to August, possible partial second brood in September and October

Larval foodplants : Spindle (Euonymus europaeus), within the berries

Aston's Additions : Supposed in 1937 to be confined to the South-West. Mr. Chipperfield took a specimen at Stowmarket in 1949 and I took one at Stowmarket light on 20.vii.1951 (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. X, pt. IV, p. 291).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 20-25mm


Confusion species : None

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Eye (18.viii.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
100 14 57 42

Life history chart
pupa pupa pupa pupa pupa ovapupaimago ovaimago larva ovapupaimago ovalarvaimago pupa pupa

Further Photographs

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Woolpit, Suffolk ( © P Bryant
Eye, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman
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Probable migrant individual - Ipswich, Suffolk (16.x.2015) © Neil Sherman