The Moths of Suffolk
1864 Streak, Chesias legatella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Local, more common in the heathland areas of the county

Habitats : Heathland and open woodland but may appear at other places that foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; October to mid-November

Larval foodplants : Broom and occasionally Tree Lupin

Morley's Final Catalogue : Locally abundant on broom in gravelly places. Copdock and Bentley (Hkg), common at light in Ipswich (Mly), Playford, Needham, Stowmarket. Bury, Icklingham, Brandon. Worlingham (Crf). Blythburgh (Gd); Reydon in 1935 (Baker).

Wingspan details : Forewing 17-19mm, Wingspan 35-38mm


Confusion species
    AdultBroom-tip, Chesias rufata

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Ipswich, Suffolk (xi.2003) © N Sherman

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Further Photographs

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Beaten from Broom - Spouses Vale, Suffolk (vi.2004) © N Sherman
Larva on Broom - Knettishall Heath, Suffolk (29.v.2006) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.x.2009) © Neil Sherman
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Pale specimen - Ipswich, Suffolk (29.x.2015) © Neil Sherman