The Moths of Suffolk
1480 Homoeosoma nebulella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Grassland, especially on chalky soils

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July, also possible second brood in September

Larval foodplants : Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) and Spear Thistle (Cirsium vulgare), in flowers and fruiting heads

Morley's Final Catalogue : By no means rare, on both the coast and Breek: Several at light in Ipswich during July 1895-1901 (Mly, Pyett) ; bred at Waldringfield in 1933 (Wlr); Blaxhall (Hkr); Southwold and one at Aldeburgh (Ctw). Near Timworth in 1911 (Nurse), Tuddenham (Crf), Brandon (Barrett), Cavenham 1936 (Gd).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 20-27mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultHomoeosoma nimbella
Phycitodes binaevella

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Flight chart
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Life history chart
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