The Moths of Suffolk
1752 Purple Bar, Cosmorhoe ocellata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : In a wide variety, including heathland, woodland, grassland, fens, scrub

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to early July and August to mid-October

Larval foodplants : Various bedstraws

Morley's Final Catalogue : Common and nearly generally distributed from Ipswich to Beccles; rarer on Boulderclay.

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-15mm, Wingspan 28-30mm


Confusion species : None

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Lineage Wood, Suffolk (6.v.2005) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
26 44 23 100 3 1

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener
Dunwich Forest, Suffolk ( © A Prichard