The Moths of Suffolk
1887 Clouded Border, Lomaspilis marginata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Woodland, carr, fens, heathland and scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to August

Larval foodplants : Aspen, poplars, sallows and willows

Morley's Final Catalogue : In profusion about woods everywhere, from Bentley to Gorleston.

Wingspan details : Forewing 11-14mm, Wingspan 24-28mm


Confusion species : None

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Eye ( © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Beaten from Sallow - Ipswich, Suffolk (7.ix.2010) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2003) © N Sherman
Pale form - Aldeburgh, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman
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Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener