The Moths of Suffolk
2240 Blair's Shoulder-knot, Lithophane leautieri, (Boisduval, 1829)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Gardens, conifer plantations, parks and other places the foodplant can be found

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-September to November

Larval foodplants : Flowers and leaves of various types of cypress (Monterey, Lawson's and Leyland), also Juniper

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Wingspan details : Forewing 17-20mm, Wingspan 39-44mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Rendham (x.2002) © M Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (x.2004) © N Sherman
Thetford (30.ix.2002) © L Gregory
Thetford, Norfolk (10.x.2005) © Lee Gregory
 
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Great Cornard, Suffolk (8.x.2005) © Stuart Read
Ipswich, Suffolk (30.ix.2009) © Neil Sherman