The Moths of Suffolk
1969 Grey Scalloped Bar, Dyscia fagaria, (Thunberg, 1784)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Locally extinct (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Heathland, moorland and mosses

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to July

Larval foodplants : Heather, Bell Heather and Cross-leaved Heather

Morley's Final Catalogue : No valid cause emerges to prevent this local moth from occurring on our heathland with the above P. hippocastanaria, more especially upon the Breck. It has been recorded and Bloomfield's exclusion of it from his 1890 List (p. 56) appears too arbitrary to be upheld.

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-21mm, Wingspan 31-40mm


Confusion species : None

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North Wales (16.vii.2005) © Lee Gregory

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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North Wales (vii.2004) © M Deans
Inverness-shire (30.v.2008) © Lee Gregory