The Moths of Suffolk
1921 Scalloped Oak, Crocallis elinguaria, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and very common

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

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to August

Larval foodplants : Hawthorn, Blackthorn, birches, oaks, Honeysuckle and Heather

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

Wingspan details : Forewing 18-22mm, Wingspan 40-46mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultScalloped Hazel, Odontopera bidentata

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Ipswich, Suffolk (2.vii.2006) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Further Photographs

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Larva beaten from birch - Wherstead Woods, Ipswich, Suffolk (24.v.2006) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (4.vii.2009) © Neil Sherman
Beaten from Broom - Barnhamcross common, Suffolk (2.vi.2013) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (18.vi.2014) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (9.viii.2016) © Paul Kitchener