The Moths of Suffolk
2256 Satellite, Eupsilia transversa, (Hufnagel, 1766)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

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

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

Larval foodplants : Various broad-leaved trees, shrubs and plants - found locally on Hazel, hawthorns, elm and Dock

Comments : The larvae, given the opportunity, tend to be 'cannabilistic' so should be reared separately.

Morley's Final Catalogue : Of frequent occurrence on sugar and ivy-blossom everywhere from Bentley to Gorleston Bury (Skepper, Mr), Mildenhall (Gd).

Wingspan details : Forewing 17-20mm, Wingspan 40-48mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye, Suffolk (10.x.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Rendham (17.ix.2003) © M Deans
Ipswich, Suffolk (iii.2003) © N Sherman
Found at night on blackberries - Ipswich, Suffolk (x.2004) © N Sherman
 
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Dodnash Wood (11.v.2003) © L Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk (iii.2008) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (5.x.2009) © Neil Sherman
 
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Beaten from oak - Ipswich, Suffolk (17.v.2011) © Neil Sherman
On Ivy blossom - Ipswich, Suffolk (3.x.2012) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.x.2014) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (24.x.2014) © Neil Sherman