The Moths of Suffolk
1874 Dingy Shell, Euchoeca nebulata, (Scopoli, 1763)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Wet woodland, carr and fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to August

Larval foodplants : Alder

Morley's Final Catalogue : Quite locally common, always among alders in marshes. Especially noticed in Bramford marshes, 1895; Bixley Decoy, 1904; Blythburgh damp wood, 1932 (D) ; Beccles and Fritton.

Wingspan details : Forewing 9-12mm, Wingspan 23-25mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSmall Yellow Wave, Hydrelia flammeolaria

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2003) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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VC25, Gorleston, Suffolk (29.vi.2010) © Brian Jones