The Moths of Suffolk
1467 Ancylosis oblitella, (Zeller, 1848)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare in coastal areas

Habitats : Saltmarsh and waste-ground

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and July to August

Larval foodplants : goosefoot (Chenopodium)

Records : Landguard (N Odin & M Marsh 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000-2002, 2004), Dunwich (C Smith, 1987), Orfordness (J Askins 2004), Trimley Marshes (SMG, 25.viii.2006), Bawdsey (M Deans, viii.2006), Havergate Island (1.ix.2006)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-22mm


Confusion species : None

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Female - Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2008) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Bawdsey, Suffolk (6.viii.2009) © Matthew Deans