The Moths of Suffolk
1962 Barred Red, Hylaea fasciaria, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not infrequent where conifers grow

Habitats : Conifer woods and plantations, heathland with conifers, mixed woodland

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

Larval foodplants : Scots Pine and Norway Spruce mainly

Comments : The form ab. prasinana has been recently recorded from the Dunwich and Tangham areas

Morley's Final Catalogue : Considered 'somewhat scarce,' though recorded before 1890 from Freston, Playford, Leiston, Southwold and Fritton; from Brandon, Icklingham and a few during 1888-9 by Vivian at Tuddenham. Certainly rarer now: Never seen by me here through forty years (Morley). One at light in Belstead (Hkg); larvae beaten in Brightwell woods and bred in 1903 et seqq. (Wlr); Bury (Norgate); flying by day at Mildenhall in June 1933 (Gd).-The var. prasinana was captured at Aldringham in July 1892 by Crutwell (EMM. 1892, 254); both it and the typical form used to be bred at Brandeston by Revd. Joseph Greene.

Wingspan details : Forewing 17-21mm, Wingspan 32-44mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2003) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Thetford (6.vi.2002) © L Gregory
Ab. prasinaria - Tangham Forest, Suffolk (25.vi.2005) © M Deans
 
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Ab. prasinaria - Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2005) © Neil Sherman
Ab. prasinaria - Ipswich, Suffolk (28.vi.2012) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.vi.2012) © Neil Sherman
 
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"Non-red" form - Dunwich, Suffolk (3.vii.2014) © Paul Kitchener