The Moths of Suffolk
2166 Campion, Hadena rivularis, (Fabricius, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Open grassy areas, fens, scrub, open woodland and gardens

Flight Period : Double-brooded; mid-May to late-June and July to early September

Larval foodplants : Ripening seeds of White, Red and Sea Campion and Ragged Robin

Morley's Final Catalogue : Scarcely rarer than the last, and as wide-spread. Uncommon about Ipswich (Baylis). Beccles, Lowestoft; Gorleston (Mr). Coddenham, Needham, Stowmarket, Bury, Tuddenham; Brandon in 1899 (Mly).

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

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultLychnis, Hadena bicruris

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Devon (6.viii.2002) © M Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Carlton Marshes (30.v.2003) © A Prichard
Thetford (19.v.2001) © L Gregory
Eye, Suffolk (21.v.2007) © Paul Kitchener
 
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VC25 Gorleston, Suffolk (23.v.2010) © Brian Jones
Found feeding at night on Bladder campion flowers - Ipswich, Suffolk (15.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman