The Moths of Suffolk
2368 Crescent, Celaena leucostigma, (Hübner, 1808)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Locally widespread

Habitats : Fens, marshes, riversides, margins of lakes and ditches

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to early September

Larval foodplants : Yellow Iris and Great Fen-sedge

Morley's Final Catalogue : Local, but wide spread in inland marshes. Copdock, rare on sugar by the Gipping at Ipswich (Mly, Baylis), Bixley, variable at Hemley (Wlr), Needham, Tuddenham (Sparke), a nice form at Brandon in 1921 (D), Downham (Norgate), Beccles, Lowestoft, Fritton in 1932, Gorleston in 1930 (Mr).

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-17mm, Wingspan 37-44mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCommon Rustic, Mesapamea secalisLesser Common Rustic, Mesapamea didyma
Large Ear, Amphipoea lucensSaltern Ear, Amphipoea fucosa
Crinan Ear, Amphipoea crinanensisEar Moth, Amphipoea oculea
Haworth's Minor, Celaena haworthii

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2006) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Norfolk (28.vii.2001) © Paul Kitchener
Redgrave Fen, Suffolk (18.vii.2009) © A Prichard
Redgrave Fen, Suffolk (18.vii.2009) © A Prichard
 
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Wales (26.vii.2008) © Lee Gregory
Orfordness, Suffolk (24.vii.2010) © Neil Sherman
Scotica form - Lynachlaggan Insh Marshes RSPB reserve, Inverness-shire (3.ix.2012) © Neil Sherman
 
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Beccles Marshes, Suffolk (8.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman