The Moths of Suffolk
1687 Lace Border, Scopula ornata, (Scopoli, 1763)

National Status : Notable Na

Local Status : Uncertain, locally extinct (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Chalk grassland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to June and mid-July to early September

Larval foodplants : Thyme, Marjoram and probably other herbs

Morley's Final Catalogue : Curiously rare, considering the extent of our chalk. Brandeston, taken occasionally by beating undergrowth in hedges (Gr, c. 1855). One specimen at Tuddenham (Waters) One at Southwold in 1902 by Lingwood (EMM, 1904, 81). Never seen in Suffolk (Mly).

Wingspan details : Forewing 12-13mm, Wingspan 23-26mm


Confusion species : None

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Norfolk (v.2004) © M Deans

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Found by day - Narborough, Norfolk (v.2005) © Neil Sherman