The Moths of Suffolk
1941 Mottled Beauty, Alcis repandata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and very common

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

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

Larval foodplants : Various woody broad-leaved shrubs and plants - found locally on Honeysuckle

Morley's Final Catalogue : Of quite frequent occurrence from Bentley Woods to Gorleston; occasionally at Monks Soham light in August.

Wingspan details : Forewing 19-26mm, Wingspan 43-56mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultWillow Beauty, Peribatodes rhomboidaria
Satin Beauty, Deileptenia ribeata

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Ipswich, Suffolk (16.vi.2009) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Beaten from Honeysuckle - Tunstall forest, Suffolk (iv.2003) © N Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman
Female - Ipswich, Suffolk (13.vii.2009) © Neil Sherman
 
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West Stow Country Park, Suffolk (6.vi.2009) © Lee Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2010) © Neil Sherman
Beaten from oak - Purdis Heath, Suffolk (8.v.2011) © Neil Sherman
 
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Melanic specimen - Ipswich, Suffolk (1.vii.2012) © Neil Sherman