The Moths of Suffolk
2239 Nonconformist, Lithophane lamda, (Fabricius, 1787)

National Status : Immigrant

Local Status : Rare immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Flight Period : Recorded in September and October

Larval foodplants : Bog-myrtle, Bog Bilberry, Creeping Willow and poplars

Records : No recent records

Morley's Final Catalogue : A single specimen of the var. Zinckeni, Tr., was taken at sugar on an oak-trunk in Copdock Rectory garden in bright moonlight and east wind at 6.45 p.m. on 30 September 1895 by the Revd. J. H. Hocking (EMM. xxxi, 279). None seen since, outside Kent and Middlesex.

Wingspan details : Forewing 17-20mm, Wingspan 40-46mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultConformist, Lithophane furcifera

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