The Moths of Suffolk
1484 Phycitodes saxicola, (Vaughan, 1870)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Coastal habitats

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to August

Larval foodplants : probably chamomile (Anthemis) and other Compositae, in the flowers

Aston's Additions : Mr. Morley took a female at light at Monks' Soham on 6.vii.1938, the identification being checked by Hayward (Vol. IV, pt. I, p. 35).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-20mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultHomoeosoma nimbella
Phycitodes maritima

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Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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(Gen.det. Raymond Watson) - Dunwich, Suffolk (26.viii.2017) © Paul Kitchener