The Moths of Suffolk
2098 Flame, Axylia putris, (Linnaeus, 1761)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Can be found almost anywhere

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-May to September with peak in June to July

Larval foodplants : Various low-growing plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Quite a common species at light, and sometimes sugar, from Needham (Platten) to Gorleston; pupae frequently dug around Ipswich during winter.

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-16mm, Wingspan 30-36mm


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2008) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
4 100 44 2 1

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (1.vii.2009) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener