The Moths of Suffolk
1937a Feathered Beauty, Peribatodes secundaria, (Esper, 1794)

National Status : Uncommon on alien foodplant

Local Status : Immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Flight Period : Single-brooded; literature states July to early August, both Suffolk records in September

Larval foodplants : Norway Spruce

Records : Landguard (N Odin & M Marsh, 1999), Sicklesmere (S Dumican, 1999), Bawdsey (M Deans, 4.vii.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not recorded in Suffolk in Morley's time

Wingspan details : Forewing 17-20mm, Wingspan 38-44mm


Confusion species
    AdultWillow Beauty, Peribatodes rhomboidaria
Lydd Beauty, Peribatodes ilicaria

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Kent (vii.2003) © M Deans

Flight chart

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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The third County record - Bawdsey, Suffolk (4.vii.2006) © Matthew Deans
Borovets, Bulgaria (12.vii.2014) © Neil Sherman
Borovets, Bulgaria (13.vii.2014) © Neil Sherman