The Moths of Suffolk
2097 Purple Cloud, Actinotia polyodon, (Clerck, 1759)

National Status : Immigrant

Local Status : Rare immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Disturbed open ground

Larval foodplants : St John's Worts

Flight Period : Single and double-brooded on the continent. In this country has been recorded between May and August

Records : Westleton (M & D Hale, 30.v.2008), Landguard (N Odin, 5.viii.2008)

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-15mm, Wingspan 31-36mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultLatin, Callopistria juventina

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France (7.vi.2005) © Lee Gregory

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Las Descargues, France (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman
First county record - taken by M & D Hales - Westleton, Suffolk (30.v.2008) © Matthew Deans
Light trapped by M & D Hales - first county record - Westleton, Suffolk (30.v.2008) © Lee Gregory
 
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Kercaszomor, Hungary (11.ix.2009) © Neil Sherman
Vysoky Ujzed, Czech Republic (4.vi.2010) © Brian Jones