The Moths of Suffolk
1950 Brindled White-spot, Parectropis similaria, (Hufnagel, 1767)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Common in woods in the south-east of the county and the Brecks

Habitats : Broad-leaved woodland, hedgerows, heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid May to early July

Larval foodplants : Pedunculate Oak, Hazel, hawthorns and birches

Morley's Final Catalogue : Distinctly local, and rarely common. Holbrook (C, c. 1856) park, on 27 May 1894 (Mly) Bentley (Garrett, Ml) Woods during 1893-6 (Pyett), abundant there in June 1898 (Hkg); Needham (L); Stowmarket (C); Woolpit Wood in 1901 (Pyett). None further west.

Wingspan details : Forewing 17-20mm, Wingspan 33-39mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBrussels Lace, Cleorodes lichenaria
Engrailed, Ectropis bistortata
Small Engrailed, Ectropis crepuscularia

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2003) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Lynford, Norfolk (7.vi.2008) © Lee Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk (9.v.2011) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener