The Moths of Suffolk
1777 July Highflyer, Hydriomena furcata, (Thunberg, 1784)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, scrub, heathland and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to August

Larval foodplants : Hazel, sallows, willows, bilberry and heather

Morley's Final Catalogue : Locally abundant in woods, e.g. Bentley Woods, Henham Park, Monks Soham, uncommon at dusk and light. Bred at Ipswich.

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-18mm, Wingspan 26-39mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMay Highflyer, Hydriomena impluviata
Ruddy Highflyer, Hydriomena ruberata

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2003) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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New Forest (27.vi.2000) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2004) © N Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Neil Sherman
 
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Redgrave Fen, Suffolk (18.vii.2009) © A Prichard
Beeley Moor, Derbyshire (30.viii.2009) © Lee Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2010) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (7.vii.2011) © Neil Sherman
Moorland form - Tromiebridge meadows Insh Marshes RSPB reserve, Inverness-shire (5.ix.2012) © Neil Sherman
Beaten at night from Hazel - Wolves wood, Suffolk (1.vi.2013) © Neil Sherman