The Moths of Suffolk
2392 Marsh Moth, Athetis pallustris, (Hübner, 1808)

National Status : RDB

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Fens and marshy fields, apparently favouring the drier more sparse areas

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to June

Larval foodplants : Ribwort Plantain, Meadowsweet and possibly other low-growing plants

Records : No recent confirmed records

Morley's Final Catalogue : Two males, taken, new to Suffolk, at car-light on the Breck near Mildenhall on 18-9 June 1932 (Trans. ii, 86; cf also EMM. 1900, p. 116).One male at car-headlights near Worlington a few years ago (Burton 1936).

Wingspan details : Forewing male 15-16mm, female 9-11mm, Wingspan 26-34mm


Confusion species
    AdultUncertain, Hoplodrina alsines
Rustic, Hoplodrina blanda
Pale Mottled Willow, Paradrina clavipalpis

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Lincolnshire (vi.2004) © M Deans

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