The Moths of Suffolk
2150 Grey Arches, Polia nebulosa, (Hufnagel, 1766)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Broad-leaved woodland, fens, heathland, scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to July

Larval foodplants : Woody plants; Hazel, birches, Honeysuckle, sallows and bramble

Morley's Final Catalogue : Frequent and generally distributed; but much less numerous than in south of England. On sugar in Bentley Woods ; at light from Ipswich to Fritton; &c. Brandon (D)

Wingspan details : Forewing 21-26mm, Wingspan 46-58mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultGreat Brocade, Eurois occulta
Silvery Arches, Polia trimaculosa

Compare confusion species
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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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Monmouthshire (vi.2004) © M Deans
Beaten at night from Honeysuckle - Rendlesham, Suffolk (iv.2004) © N Sherman
Monmouthshire (5.vi.2004) © L Gregory
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (13.vi.2009) © Neil Sherman
Thetford warren, Suffolk (4.vii.2009) © Lee Gregory
Fritton Woods, Suffolk (16.vi.2011) © Brian Jones
 
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Iken Cliff, Suffolk (3.vii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Dunwich, Suffolk (24.vi.2017) © Paul Kitchener