The Moths of Suffolk
1651 Chinese Character, Cilix glaucata, (Scopoli, 1763)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread, over much of the county where recording has occurred

Habitats : Woodland, scrub, heathland, hedgerows and gardens

Flight Period : Double-brooded; late April to June and July to mid-September

Larval foodplants : Blackthorn, Hawthorn and Crab Apple

Morley's Final Catalogue : Abundant throughout the entire County, in August, from Bentley Woods to Belton (Mr) and Gorleston (D). Larva, which pupated on 31 August 1893, emerged 23 April 1894. Always freely at light in Monks Soham; & Wangford (Gd).

Wingspan details : Forewing 10-13mm, Wingspan 22-27mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye (14.v.2004) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2003) © N Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2004) © N Sherman
Female - Ipswich, Suffolk (10.viii.2009) © Neil Sherman
 
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VC25 Gorleston, Suffolk (20.v.2010) © Brian Jones
Dunwich, Suffolk (17.v.2015) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (4.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (1.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener