The Moths of Suffolk
1690 Small Blood-vein, Scopula imitaria, (Hübner, 1799)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and encountered in moderate numbers at light

Habitats : Can be found in most habitats, including woodland, grassland, scrub, gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to September

Larval foodplants : Not well known in the wild; Garden Privet, Honeysuckle and possibly others

Morley's Final Catalogue : Of such general occurrence that localities are superfluous. Especially noticed about Henley and Coddenham in 1899 (Sparke); always common at Monks Soham light in August (Mly).

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-15mm, Wingspan 26-29mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye (4.viii.2000) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2002) © N Sherman
Hinderclay Fen, Suffolk (1.vii.2006) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (29.viii.2009) © A Prichard
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (3.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman