The Moths of Suffolk
1758 Barred Straw, Eulithis pyraliata, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Scrub, open woodland, grassland, heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Various bedstraws

Morley's Final Catalogue : Generally distributed from Ipswich, where it is frequent, to Gorleston (Mr); Southwold (Crtw); Oulton Broad; at Monks Soham light.

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-18mm, Wingspan 33-38mm


Confusion species
    AdultSpinach, Eulithis mellinata

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Needham Market, Suffolk ( © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye ( © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Neil Sherman