The Moths of Suffolk
1949 Square Spot, Paradarisa consonaria, (Hübner, 1799)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Broad-leaved and mixed woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; literature states late April to mid-June

Larval foodplants : oaks, birches, Beech, Hornbeam, pines and other woody plants

Records : No recent confirmed records

Morley's Final Catalogue : "Very rare. Stowmarket (Crewe). Bentley (Crewe and Henry Miller)." - Bloomfield.

Wingspan details : Forewing 18-20mm, Wingspan 40-45mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultRinged Carpet, Cleora cinctaria
Engrailed, Ectropis bistortata
Small Engrailed, Ectropis crepuscularia

Compare confusion species
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Monmouthshire (vi.2004) © M Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Poiana brasov, Carpathian mountains, Romania (v.2007) © Neil Sherman
Pale specimen - Poiana brasov, Carpathian mountains, Romania (v.2007) © Neil Sherman