The Moths of Suffolk
2315 Heart Moth, Dicycla oo, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : RDB

Local Status : Locally extinct (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Mature oak woodland, lightly wooded commons and parkland with mature oaks

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to mid-July

Larval foodplants : Pedunculate Oak, on the young leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Yet rarer (referring to Double Kidney), almost evanescent. A single example at Tuddenham about 1870 (Wrt). One captured at Campion flower in Coddenham during 1928 (Crisp).

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-17mm, Wingspan 32-38mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Northamptonshire (vii.2004) © M Deans

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Northamptonshire (4.vii.2004) © L Gregory
Las Descargues, France. (vi.2007) © Neil Sherman
Las Descargues, France. (vi.2007) © Neil Sherman
 
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Berkshire (vii.2014) © Neil Sherman
Berkshire (vii.2014) © Neil Sherman
Madjarovo, Bulgaria (17.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman
 
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Strandzha, Bulgaria (15.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman
Madjarovo, Bulgaria (19.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman