The Moths of Suffolk
1519 Euleioptilus carphodactyla, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Fens

Flight Period : Double-brooded; June and August to September

Larval foodplants : Ploughman's Spikenard (Inula conyzae) and thistle (Carlina)

Records : Sudbury (S Read & J Higgott 23.v.2004), Eye (P Kitchener 31.vi.2004), Market Weston Fen (SMG 28.vii.2004), Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman 3.viii.2004 & 2.viii.2008)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-23mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAdaina microdactyla

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2008) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye (31.vii.2004) © Paul Kitchener
Netted at dusk - Grove Farm, Thurston, Suffolk (6.vi.2014) © Neil Sherman