The Moths of Suffolk
1909 Speckled Yellow, Pseudopanthera macularia, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Mainly localised to woodland in south of county and the Brecks

Habitats : Open woodland and scrub, scrubby grassland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to mid-June

Larval foodplants : Wood Sage

Morley's Final Catalogue : Extremely local, but always abundant in a few of our larger woods during June. Constant in Bentley Woods during 1892-1937. Recorded also before 1890 from Freston, Needham and Stowmarket, where it may still occur.

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-15mm, Wingspan 28-30mm


Confusion species : None

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Dodnash Wood (11.v.2003) © M Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Dodnash Wood (11.v.2003) © L Gregory
Wherstead woods, Suffolk (23.v.2010) © Neil Sherman