The Moths of Suffolk
1741 Many-lined, Costaconvexa polygrammata, (Borkhausen, 1794)

National Status : Extinct; recent rare immigrant

Local Status : Rare immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Larval foodplants : various bedstraws

Flight Period : Double-brooded; April and June, also August and September

Records : Landguard (N Odin,, Covehithe (SMG, 12.v.2006), Bawdsey (M Deans, 17.vii.2006), Dunwich (C Moore, 22.vii.2006), Minsmere (R Harvey, 23.vii.2006),

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk species

Wingspan details : Forewing 11-12mm, Wingspan 25-27mm


Confusion species
    AdultOblique Striped, Phibalapteryx virgata
Oblique Carpet, Orthonama vittata
Traveller, Costaconvexa centrostrigaria

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Covehithe, Suffolk (12.v.2006) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Landguard Fort, Suffolk ( © Lee Gregory
Covehithe, Suffolk (12.v.2006) © Neil Sherman
The third County record - Bawdsey, Suffolk (17.vii.2006) © Matthew Deans
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Female - Ipswich, Suffolk (17.vii.2012) © Neil Sherman