The Moths of Suffolk
1490 Oxyptilus parvidactylus, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Grassland on chalky soils

Flight Period : Single-brooded, possibly double-brooded; May to July

Larval foodplants : Mouse-ear Hawkweed (Pilosella officinarum)

Records : Lakenheath (R Parker 15.vii.1995)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Certainly very local, if not actually rare, with us. Ipswich (Garrett); Beccles (Crf): both before 1890.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-18mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultOxyptilus pilosellae
Oxyptilus distans

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Life history chart
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