The Moths of Suffolk
1872 Blomer's Rivulet, Discoloxia blomeri, (Curtis, 1832)

National Status : Notable Nb

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

Habitats : Woodland and hedgerows with Wych Elm, associated with chalky soils

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to early July

Larval foodplants : Wych Elm

Morley's Final Catalogue : This west English moth is said to have occurred in Suffolk (cf. Bloomfield 1890, p. 56); its confirmation is likely to prove a Herculean task !

Wingspan details : Forewing 10-13mm, Wingspan 24-28mm


Confusion species : None

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Monmouthshire (vi.2004) © M Deans

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Trapped by Bill Last - Chepstow, Monmouthshire (vii.2015) © Neil Sherman