The Moths of Suffolk
1906 Brimstone Moth, Opisthograptis luteolata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, heathland, fens, gardens

Flight Period : Double-brooded or triple-brooded from April to September

Larval foodplants : Blackthorn, Hawthorns, Plum and Bullace

Morley's Final Catalogue : Abundant in every hedge from Bentley Woods to Gorleston.

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-21mm, Wingspan 33-46mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye (22.iv.2004) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich (15.vi.2003) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2004) © N Sherman
Beaten from Blackthorn - Old Hall Wood, Suffolk (v.2003) © N Sherman
 
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North Devon (21.viii.2004) © L Gregory
On hawthorn - Grundisburgh, Suffolk (25.ix.2005) © A Prichard
Ross-shire (29.v.2008) © Lee Gregory
 
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Beaten from Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) - Reydon Wood, Suffolk (12.ix.2009) © A Prichard
Found on outside of shed - Ipswich, Suffolk (26.ix.2012) © Neil Sherman
Green form of larva, found feeding on Apricot tree - Ipswich, Suffolk (11.x.2014) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (20.iv.2017) © Paul Kitchener