The Moths of Suffolk
2233 Golden-rod Brindle, Lithomoia solidaginis, (Hübner, 1803)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Rare immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Moorland, Upland scrub and open woodland in the north-western areas of Britain where it is a resident species

Flight Period : Single-brooded; August to September

Larval foodplants : Heather, Bilberry, Cowberry, Bearberry, Bog-myrtle, willows, birches and others

Records : Nowton, (R Eley, 1996), Sicklesmere (S Dumican, 20.viii.2006)

Wingspan details : Forewing 18-21mm, Wingspan 44-52mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSword-grass, Xylena exsoleta

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Lynachlaggan Insh Marshes RSPB reserve, Inverness-shire (3.ix.2012) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Swept as a young larva from Bog myrtle - Docharn Lodge Carrbridge, Inverness-shire (12.v.2014) © Neil Sherman