The Moths of Suffolk
1894 Latticed Heath, Chiasmia clathrata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident and immigrant (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Fens, grassland, heathland, open woodland and scrub

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to June and July to September

Larval foodplants : Clovers, trefoils and lucerne

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very common in upland meadows about Ipswich; frequent throughout the entire County, from Bentley to both Gorleston and Lakenheath; often at light in May and July.

Wingspan details : Forewing 11-15mm, Wingspan 26-32mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultNetted Mountain Moth, Macaria carbonaria
Common Heath, Ematurga atomaria

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Woolpit, Suffolk (22.viii.2015) © Paul Bryant