The Moths of Suffolk
2320 Saxon, Hyppa rectilinea, (Esper, 1788)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Scrub, moorland, upland marshes, open woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to June

Larval foodplants : Various woody plants, including sallows, Bramble, Raspberry, Bearberry, Bilberry, Cowberry

Records : No recent records for this northern species

Morley's Final Catalogue : H. rectilinea has been taken in Suffolk by Capt. Stanley Smith (Burton, in lit. 21 April 1936): I was very surprised to see one sitting on a Scots pine-trunk when Pine Hawks were being sought on 26 June 1932 near Gobblecock Hall on Sutton Heath (Smith, in lit. 28 April 1936; teste Dr Cockayne).

Wingspan details : Forewing 16-19mm, Wingspan 38-44mm


Confusion species
    AdultLight Brocade, Lacanobia w-latinum

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Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire (vi.2009) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Scotland (vi.2004) © M Deans
Found at rest by day - Garbh Eilean, Loch Sunart, Ardanmurchan, Argyllshire ( © Neil Sherman
Inverness-shire (30.v.2008) © Lee Gregory
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Borovets, Bulgaria (14.vii.2014) © Neil Sherman