The Moths of Suffolk
1896 Rannoch Looper, Itame brunneata, (Thunberg, 1784)

National Status : Notable Na

Local Status : Rare immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to July

Larval foodplants : Bilberry

Records : Napton (G Ford, 18.vii.1968)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Aston's Additions : The two Suffolk specimens were both taken on the same day. Messrs. John and Geoffrey Burton took a male in Barking Woods, Suffolk, on 14.vi.1946 and Mr. S. Beaufoy took one on bracken in Bentley Woods on 15.vi.1946 (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. VI, pt. I, p.1.). Claude Morley's (1937) note was "Exclusively Northern" but the 1946 report included other records from Southern England.

Wingspan details : Forewing 11-13mm, Wingspan 25-30mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Upperside view - Ipswich, Suffolk (30.v.2009) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Underside view - Ipswich, Suffolk (30.v.2009) © Neil Sherman
The first site record. - Bawdsey, Suffolk (9.vi.2009) © Matthew Deans
First record for VC26 West Suffolk - Maidscross Hill, Lakenheath, Suffolk (12.vi.2009) © Lee Gregory
 
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First record for VC26 West Suffolk - Maidscross Hill, Lakenheath, Suffolk (12.vi.2009) © Lee Gregory
First record for VC26 West Suffolk - Maidscross Hill, Lakenheath, Suffolk (12.vi.2009) © Lee Gregory
Caught by Clive Moore - Dunwich Heath, Suffolk (9.vi.2009) © Matthew Deans
 
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Bawdsey, Suffolk (28.vi.2010) © Matthew Deans
Found by day amongst Bilberry - Rothiemurchas , Inverness-shire (17.vii.2010) © Matthew Deans