The Moths of Suffolk
1682 Blood-vein, Timandra comae, (Schmidt, 1931)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and frequently encountered species at light

Habitats : Can be seen in almost any habitat, but particularly in woodland, heathland, fens, grassland and scrub

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to early July, early July to mid-September and occasionally a partial third brood mid-September to October

Larval foodplants : Docks, Common Sorrel, Common Orache, Knotgrass and related plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Generally distributed and usually somewhat common, but rather infrequent about Ipswich; occasionally in the utmost profusion in Parham Wood, &c. Monks Soham, at light (Mly); Gorleston (Mr, D).

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-18mm, Wingspan 30-34mm


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Thetford (18.viii.2002) © L Gregory
Eye, Suffolk (18.ix.2005) © Paul Kitchener
Milden Hall Farm, Suffolk (13.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman