The Moths of Suffolk
2312 Olive, Ipimorpha subtusa, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread at low density

Habitats : Woodland, fens, shelterbelts, lakesides, parks and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : Aspen and other poplars

Morley's Final Catalogue : Rather thinly scattered over the County at Bentley, Brantham, Ipswich street-lamps in August (Baylis), Waldringfield, Playford, Brandeston, Needham and Stowmarket to Thetford. Henham at dusk in August 1924 (Mr).

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-16mm, Wingspan 28-34mm


Confusion species
    AdultDouble Kidney, Ipimorpha retusa

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Eye (26.vii.2002) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Lakenheath Fen, Suffolk (3.vii.2009) © A Prichard
Bawdsey, Suffolk (19.vii.2009) © Matthew Deans
Oulton marshes, Suffolk (9.viii.2013) © Neil Sherman