The Moths of Suffolk
1958 Clouded Silver, Lomographa temerata, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and very common

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

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to August, occasional later records

Larval foodplants : hawthorns, Blackthorn, Plum, Cherry, Crab Apple and cultivars

Morley's Final Catalogue : Rather sparse in hedges everywhere: Bures, Copdock, Bentley Woods, Ipswich, Blaxhall; Brandeston, occasionally at Monks Soham light, Haughley; Coddenham, Needham, Stowmarket, Bury; Tuddenham (Waters), Brandon (Mly). A long series at Bungay light,(Mn); Beccles. Unnoted in Lothingland.

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-15mm, Wingspan 27-34mm


Confusion species
    AdultWhite-pinion Spotted, Lomographa bimaculata

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Ipswich, Suffolk ( © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich ( © A Prichard
Eye, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener
Beaten from Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) - Cransford, Suffolk (23.viii.2009) © A Prichard
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Close up of head - Cransford, Suffolk (23.viii.2009) © A Prichard
Possible second generation or immigrant? - Ipswich, Suffolk (25.x.2017) © Paul Kitchener