The Moths of Suffolk
1745 Mallow, Larentia clavaria, (Haworth, 1809)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Rough weedy places and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; September to October

Larval foodplants : Common Mallow, Marshmallow, Tree-mallow and Hollyhock

Morley's Final Catalogue : Almost too abundant among mallow in October to localise. Common at Ipswich lights; Copdock, Waldringfield, Blaxhall, Aldeburgh, Leiston, at Southwold lights, Frostenden, Gorleston, at Monks Soham light, Needham, Stowmarket, Bury. Not plentiful at Tuddenham (Sparke).

Wingspan details : Forewing 19-22mm, Wingspan 36-40mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultShaded Broad-bar, Scotopteryx chenopodiata

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Rendham (x.2002) © M Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (x.2004) © N Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (x.2003) © N Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (29.ix.2009) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (30.ix.2014) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (11.x.2017) © Paul Kitchener