The Moths of Suffolk
1518 Ovendenia lienigianus, (Zeller, 1852)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Coastal habitats, waste ground

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July

Larval foodplants : Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

Records : Hopton (P Bryant 13.vi.2003), Orford (S Wakeley 1967), Bury St Edmunds (S Wakeley 1964; H E Chipperfield 7.vi.1965)

Morley's Final Catalogue : One of the most frequent Suffolk Plumes, but no western record. Bentley (Harwood) ; bred at Ipswich in 1934 (Bp); Felixstow by Gibbs (EMM. 1904, 80); not uncommon at Aldeburgh in 1891 and Southwold in 1897 (Ctw); Lowestoft (Bd); Beccles (Crf); and Fritton, the larvae on the underside of Artemisia vulgaris leaves (Barrett).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 17-21mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Lakenheath Fen RSPB, Suffolk (8.vi.2008) © Lee Gregory

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