The Moths of Suffolk
2392a Porter's Rustic, Proxenus hospes, (Freyer, 1831)

National Status : Rare immigrant

Local Status : Rare immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Flight Period : Double-brooded on the continent; May to June and late August to September

Larval foodplants : On the continent it has been recorded feeding on various herbaceous plants

Records : Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman 19.viii.2004), Bawdsey (M Deans, 2006-2008), Landguard (N Odin, 9.ix.2008, 25.vi.2009 and 17.viii.2009)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not recorded from Britain in Morley's time

Wingspan details : Forewing 11-13mm, Wingspan 26-30mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSmall Wainscot, Chortodes pygmina
Pale Mottled Willow, Paradrina clavipalpis

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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The second County record. - Bawdsey, Suffolk (16.ix.2006) © Matthew Deans
The second County record. - Bawdsey, Suffolk (16.ix.2006) © Matthew Deans
Bawdsey, Suffolk (viii.2008) © Matthew Deans
 
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Bawdsey, Suffolk (viii.2008) © Matthew Deans