The Moths of Suffolk
2162 Glaucous Shears, Papestra biren, (Goeze, 1781)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain, possible rare immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : Meadowsweet, heathers, Bilberry, sallows, Bog Myrtle

Records : No recent records

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Aston's Additions : The 1937 Memoir notices that this extends to Norfolk and so I think that Mr. Morley had missed Stainton's record for Stowmarket, erroneous as it may be (Stainton, 1857, p. 275).

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-18mm, Wingspan 32-40mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultShears, Hada plebeja

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Newtonmore (v.2004) © M Deans

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ross-shire (29.v.2008) © Lee Gregory
Inverness-shire (30.v.2008) © Lee Gregory
Found on fencepost by day by P. Bryant - Drumcroy Hill, Perthshire (29.iv.2011) © Neil Sherman
 
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Granish Moor, Inverness-shire (29.iv.2011) © Neil Sherman
Dolomites, Italy (30.vi.2013) © Neil Sherman
Inshriach forest, Inverness-shire (9.v.2014) © Neil Sherman