The Moths of Suffolk
1732 Shaded Broad-bar, Scotopteryx chenopodiata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Variety of grassy habitats; grassland, open woodland, fens, scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to August, one late record in September

Larval foodplants : Clovers and vetches

Morley's Final Catalogue : Ubiquitous in autumn from the Ipswich district to Burgh Castle in north and Freckenham in west : Haughley, Letheringham, Blythburgh, Oulton marshes, &c.

Wingspan details : Forewing 16-19mm, Wingspan 34-38mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMallow, Larentia clavaria
Snout, Hypena proboscidalis

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2002) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (28.vii.2008) © Paul Kitchener
Carlton Marshes, Suffolk (31.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman