The Moths of Suffolk
1901 Little Thorn, Cepphis advenaria, (Hübner, 1790)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Uncertain, rare vagrant/migrant (SMP Status 4)

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to June

Habitats : Open woodland, rides and scrub

Larval foodplants : Bilberry, but probably also on other plants

Records : Ipswich (N Sherman,

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-17mm, Wingspan 27-30mm


Confusion species : None

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Yellowham Wood, Dorset (v.2003) © N Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Monmouthshire ( © L Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Neil Sherman