The Moths of Suffolk
1920 Scalloped Hazel, Odontopera bidentata, (Clerck, 1759)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late April to July

Larval foodplants : Various woody plants, both deciduous and coniferous

Morley's Final Catalogue : Both (including Scalloped Oak) quite frequent from Bentley Woods to Gorleston, occurring occasionally at Monks Soham light in summer

Wingspan details : Forewing 20-24mm, Wingspan 46-50mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultScalloped Oak, Crocallis elinguaria

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Ipswich (4.v.2004) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2004) © N Sherman
Beaten from Honeysuckle - Bonny Wood, Suffolk (ix.2004) © N Sherman
Bawdsey, Suffolk (v.2009) © Matthew Deans
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (24.v.2010) © Neil Sherman
Found on Ivy after dark - Ipswich, Suffolk (16.x.2013) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (7.v.2014) © Paul Kitchener