The Moths of Suffolk
1790 Tissue, Triphosa dubitata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Woodland, scrub and hedgerows

Flight Period : Single-brooded; literature gives August to May, hibernating over the winter, the few Suffolk records have all been in April and July

Larval foodplants : Buckthorn and alder buckthorn

Comments : It is interesting to note that the recent records have all been near the coast, in the east of the county, while the foodplant is more prevalent in the west of the county

Records : Hollesley (RGT StLeger, 1993), Orfordness (J Askins, 2001), Landguard (NO and MM, 2003), Tangham (SMG, 2003)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Apparently quite a scarce insect with us, but wide spread. Copdock, once at light (Hkg); Ipswich, twice at light, and rarely in Bentley Woods (Mly).

Wingspan details : Forewing 19-22mm, Wingspan 38-48mm


Confusion species
    AdultScarce Tissue, Rheumaptera cervinalis
Irish Annulet, Odontognophos dumetata

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Ex larva (collected - Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland (6.vii.2010) © Matthew Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Rendlesham, Suffolk (vii.2003) © N Sherman
Clevedon, Somerset (23.viii.2007) © Stuart Read
Hartland Point, Devon (29.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman