The Moths of Suffolk
1742 Yellow Shell, Camptogramma bilineata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : In a wide variety of habitats, including woodland, hedgerows scrub, grassland, fens, heathland, saltmarsh, gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to mid-September

Larval foodplants : Bedstraws, wormwoods, docks and sorrels and other low growing herbaceous plants - rowan

Comments : More often seen when disturbed during the day and comes in lower numbers to light

Morley's Final Catalogue : In profusion in every hedge of the County; often at light.

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-16mm, Wingspan 28-32mm


Confusion species : None

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Sudbury ( © S Read

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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France ( © Lee Gregory
Found at night - Tunstall, Suffolk (13.iv.2006) © A Prichard
Great Cornard, Suffolk (8.viii.2006) © Stuart Read
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Dunwich, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener