The Moths of Suffolk
1945 Brussels Lace, Cleorodes lichenaria, (Hufnagel, 1767)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Locally extinct (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Dense scrub and copse

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to early August

Larval foodplants : lichens growing on oaks, Blackthorn, old fences and in some coastal areas on rocks

Records : No recent records

Morley's Final Catalogue : Regarded as too 'common' to localise in 1890. Now it appears to occur nowhere around Ipswich, and the sole later records are from Beccles on 8 July 1892 and Staverton Thicks m 1918 (Mly), at Covehithe light in August 1936 (Gd).

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-18mm, Wingspan 31-38mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBrindled White-spot, Parectropis similaria
Grey Birch, Aethalura punctulata

Compare confusion species
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New Forest (26.vi.2000) © Paul Kitchener

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Las Descargues, France. (ix.2006) © Neil Sherman
Portland, Dorset (4.viii.2002) © Matthew Deans
Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland (13.vi.2010) © Matthew Deans