The Moths of Suffolk
2248 Brindled Green, Dryobotodes eremita, (Fabricius, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Broad-leaved woodland, scrub, parkland and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; September to October

Larval foodplants : Buds and leaves of Pedunculate Oak and probably Sessile Oak

Morley's Final Catalogue : Abundant on oaks and sugar in oak-woods, e.g. Bentley and Fritton; Wherstead, Helmingham Pk., Elmham, Covehithe, Sotterly, Gorleston, &c.

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-17mm, Wingspan 32-39mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultShears, Hada plebeja

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Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye (13.ix.2000) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2008) © Neil Sherman
Beaten from oak - Ipswich, Suffolk (10.v.2011) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (23.ix.2015) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (3.x.2017) © Paul Kitchener