The Moths of Suffolk
1486 Apomyelois bistriatella, (Hulst, 1887)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : the fungus Daldinia concentrica, growing on burnt gorse or young birch

Records : Barnhamcross Common (SMG, 2003), Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman, 2003-4), Aldringham (S Wakeley 1967)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A male beaten from buckthorn in Shipmeadow marshes on 19 August 1935 (Proc. SNS. iii, p. lviii).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-25mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultOrtholepis betulae
Pyla fusca

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2003) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2007) © Neil Sherman