The Moths of Suffolk
1805 Heath Rivulet, Perizoma minorata, (Treitschke, 1828)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Locally extinct/Vagrant (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Moorland, upland pasture and limestone grassland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : Eyebright, on the flowers and seeds

Comments : No recent records

Morley's Final Catalogue : A northern species descending to Norfolk and (Bloomfield 1890, p. 55) Stowmarket (Stainton, Man. 81).

Wingspan details : Forewing 8-10mm, Wingspan 18-20mm


Confusion species
    AdultBarred Rivulet, Perizoma bifaciata

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Cairngorm, Inverness-shire (vii.2006) © Matthew Deans

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Caught at MV light - Dolomites, Italy (5.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman
Found by day - Cairngorm , Inverness-shire (17.vii.2010) © Matthew Deans
Netted by day flying over heather - Invertromie Insh Marshes RSPB Reserve, Inverness-shire (26.vii.2011) © Neil Sherman