The Moths of Suffolk
2036 Dew Moth, Setina irrorella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Notable Na

Local Status : Locally extinct (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Mainly coastal habitats, including shingle beaches, rocky cliffs and chalk and limestone hills

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : lichens growing on rocks

Records : No recent records

Morley's Final Catalogue : Certainly extremely local, apparently confined to southern half of our coast. "Rare; bred from larvae at Aldeburgh by Dr. Hele": ante 1890. Once found abundantly by smoking grass-roots on sandhills at Shingle Street in Hollesley on 4 June 1906 (Revd. A. P. Wlr); and taken there in 1905 (G.P. Hope).

Wingspan details : Forewing 11-18mm, Wingspan 26-32mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Spain (viii.2004) © M Deans

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Flying in warm evening sunshine - Hurst Castle, Hampshire (30.v.2009) © Matthew Deans
Hurst Castle, Hampshire (30.v.2009) © Lee Gregory
Disturbed by day from saltmarsh vegetation - Hurst Castle, Hampshire (21.v.2011) © Neil Sherman