The Moths of Suffolk
1796 Pale November Moth, Epirrita christyi, (Allen, 1906)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Broadleaved woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; October to November

Larval foodplants : Various broadleaved trees; mainly beech and elm but also birches, alder, hazel, hawthorn, sallow

Comments : This species and November Moth were not differentiated in Morley's Final Catalogue

Morley's Final Catalogue : Abundant throughout the County in October and early November, from Bentley Woods to Gorleston; Monks Soham.

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-20mm, Wingspan 38-42mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultNovember Moth, Epirrita dilutata
Autumnal Moth, Epirrita autumnata
Small Autumnal Moth, Epirrita filigrammaria

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (x.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Id confirmed by checking claspers - Ipswich, Suffolk (27.x.2015) © Neil Sherman
Id confirmed by checking claspers - Ipswich, Suffolk (27.x.2015) © Neil Sherman