The Moths of Suffolk
1712 Small Scallop, Idaea emarginata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, fen, scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : Bedstraws and Field Bindweed

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very local, but common in woods, where it abounds, e.g. at Bentley, Hemley and Fritton.

Wingspan details : Forewing 11-13mm, Wingspan 24-27mm


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2003) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (24.vii.2012) © Neil Sherman