The Moths of Suffolk
1792 Dark Umber, Philereme transversata, (Hufnagel, 1767)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local, most commonly found in the Brecks, and not appearing in large numbers

Habitats : Woodland, scrub and hedgerows, mainly on chalky soils

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

Larval foodplants : Buckthorn and Alder Buckthorn

Morley's Final Catalogue : Ranges along with the last (see Brown Scallop), excepting at Aldeburgh. Unnoticed since 1890.

Wingspan details : Forewing 17-20mm, Wingspan 31-40mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBrown Scallop, Philereme vetulata

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Barnhamcross Common, Suffolk (2.vii.2010) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Beaten from Purging Buckthorn - Wordwell, Suffolk (v.2004) © N Sherman
Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire (5.vii.2006) © Stuart Read
Female - Barnhamcross common, Suffolk (10.vii.2009) © Neil Sherman
 
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Male - Barnhamcross common, Suffolk (10.vii.2009) © Neil Sherman
Barnhamcross Common, Suffolk (10.vii.2009) © Matthew Deans
Feeding on buckthorn - Knettishall Heath, Suffolk (30.iv.2011) © A Prichard
 
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Dark form - Barnhamcross Common, Suffolk (30.iv.2011) © A Prichard