The Moths of Suffolk
1523 Oidaematophorus lithodactyla, (Treitschke, 1833)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Fens, heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to early September

Larval foodplants : Common Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica) or Ploughman's Spikenard (Inula conyza)

Records : Minsmere (C Anderson, 1995; SMG 15.viii.1998), Ipswich (A Prichard 9.vii.1998 & 1.ix.1998), Beck Row (SMG 28.viii.1998), Walberswick (SMG, 3.viii.2001), Eye (P Kitchener 20.vii.2003), Dunwich Heath (M Cornish 28.viii.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bred at Hemley 1932 (Bp); local among Inula et Pulicaria at Campsey-ash (Hkr); Leiston (Grey); and Flixton near Bungay (Ctw). Elveden (William S)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 26-29mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


Flight chart
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Life history chart
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