The Moths of Suffolk
2245 Green-brindled Crescent, Allophyes oxyacanthae, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Broad-leaved woodland, scrub and gardens

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

Larval foodplants : hawthorns, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Dog-rose, Plum, cotoneasters and birch

Morley's Final Catalogue : Levelly distributed and common throughout the County at sugar. ivy and at light in autumn.

Wingspan details : Forewing 17-20mm, Wingspan 39-46mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Thetford, Norfolk (10.x.2005) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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A Prichard Offton (12.x.2001) © A Prichard
Lineage Wood (25.v.2003) © A Prichard
Found by day - Lineage Wood, Suffolk (v.2003) © N Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (x.2004) © N Sherman
f. capucina - Eye, Suffolk (15.x.2008) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (x.2008) © Neil Sherman
 
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f. capucina - Ipswich, Suffolk (x.2008) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (13.x.2009) © Neil Sherman
f. capucina - Ipswich, Suffolk (22.x.2009) © Neil Sherman
 
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Feeding on Ivy blossom - Ipswich, Suffolk (14.x.2013) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (18.x.2014) © Neil Sherman
ab. capucina - Ipswich, Suffolk (18.x.2014) © Neil Sherman
 
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Both forms - Ipswich, Suffolk (18.x.2014) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (26.x.2016) © Paul Kitchener