The Moths of Suffolk
2077 Short-cloaked Moth, Nola cucullatella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Scrub, woodland, grassland with scrub, fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : hawthorns, Blackthorn, Apple, Pear and Plum

Morley's Final Catalogue : Abundant everywhere, from Tuddenham Fen to Bentley Woods; Belton (Mr); common in Gorleston, larvae at Frostenden (D).

Wingspan details : Forewing 8-10mm, Wingspan 15-20mm

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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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2008) © Neil Sherman
cocoon on hawthorn stem - Purdis Heath, Suffolk (19.v.2012) © A Prichard
 
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on hawthorn (Crataegus) - Purdis Heath, Suffolk (19.v.2012) © A Prichard
Beaten from Crab apple - Horsey, Norfolk (16.v.2015) © Neil Sherman