The Moths of Suffolk
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella, (Fabricius, 1794)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Coastal vegetated shingle banks, grassland, woodland, fens, scrub and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : plantains (Plantago), in the roots

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very broadly distributed. Felixstow and one in Belstead Wood during July 1901 (Pyett); Hemley in 1902 and commonly at Waldringfield in 1906 (Wlr) ; Aldeburgh and Southwold (Ctw) Lowestoft (Bd). Fairly common near Timworth in 1911 (Nurse) particularly plentiful on the Breck sands at Brandon in July 1926 (Mly), Thetford, Tuddenham, Worlington and Freckenham in 1930-33 (Bp.), Cavenham 1936 (Gd).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-23mm


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
larva larva larval diapause larval diapausepupa pupa pupaimago pupaimago larvaimago larva larva larva larva

Further Photographs

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Southwold (2.vii.2005) © Stuart Read
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2010) © Neil Sherman