The Moths of Suffolk
2171 Marbled Coronet, Hadena confusa, (Hufnagel, 1766)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Open areas, chalky grassland, coastal habitats and urban areas

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

Larval foodplants : Ripening seed-pods of Bladder Campion and Sea Campion

Morley's Final Catalogue : Still quite rare. First discovered in Suffolk at Bramford, where two occurred in May 1898 (Platten) ; and the same year three flew to light at Oulton Broad (Bedwell, Ent. Rec. 1898, 25). Later it has turned up only at Kessingland in 1903 (EMM. 1904, 80); Gorleston where one flew at dusk in June 1932 (Mr); and several at Covehithe to light in 1936 (Gd). Recently common at sugared posts on west Suffolk boundary (Hawley, 1937).

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-16mm, Wingspan 33-39mm


Confusion species
    AdultVaried Coronet, Hadena compta

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Devon (6.viii.2002) © M Deans

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Further Photographs

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Druidston, Pembrokeshire ( © Brian Jones
Hartland Point, Devon (29.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman