The Moths of Suffolk
1957 White-pinion Spotted, Lomographa bimaculata, (Fabricius, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : Blackthorn and hawthorns

Morley's Final Catalogue : No rarer than the last, often occurring in company. Raydon Wood, Hintlesham, Belstead , Bentley Woods, Ipswich, occasionally at Monks Soham light and in garden. Tuddenham (Sparke), Freckenham (Brown), Brandon (Mly). A long series at Bungay light (Mn), common at Flixton (Crf), Sotterly (Gd), Beccles (Mr), Weston, Gorleston (D).

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-14mm, Wingspan 27-31mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultClouded Silver, Lomographa temerata

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Bawdsey (23.v.2003) © M Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Wordwell, Suffolk (4.vi.2010) © A Prichard
Wordwell, Suffolk (4.vi.2010) © A Prichard
Found flying in afternoon - Bradwell, Suffolk (6.vi.2013) © Keith Knights
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (6.v.2014) © Neil Sherman