The Moths of Suffolk
1881 Early Tooth-striped, Trichopteryx carpinata, (Borkhausen, 1794)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Deciduous woodland, scrubby heathland and fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-March to early June

Larval foodplants : Sallows, birches, Honeysuckle and Alder

Comments : Possibly under-recorded?

Morley's Final Catalogue : Known from only Mildenhall and Ipswich in 1890. Found on Rushmere heath in 1896 (Baylis), at light in Ipswich (Pyett), and often in some numbers on trunks in Bentley Woods (Elliott, Hkg, Platten, Mly).

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-18mm, Wingspan 30-34mm


Confusion species
    AdultSeraphim, Lobophora halterata

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Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2002) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Newbourne Springs, Suffolk (22.iv.2005) © Lee Gregory
Wolves Wood, Suffolk (29.iii.2010) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (28.iv.2010) © Neil Sherman
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Granish Moor, Inverness-shire (29.iv.2011) © Neil Sherman