The Moths of Suffolk
2399 Bordered Sallow, Pyrrhia umbra, (Hufnagel, 1766)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Grassland, coastal sand-dunes and vegetated shingle

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to early August

Larval foodplants : Common and Spiny Restharrow, on the flowers, seeds and shoots; also Henbane and Sea Sandwort, also other plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Widely distributed, but rarely in considerable numbers. Bentley Wood, one in June 1902 (Mly); Brandeston, Felixstow in 1901 (Gibbs), occasionally at Waldringfield in 1925-35, Leiston; Benacre denes (Btn); on flowers and sugar at Kessingland in June 1890 (Ctw), Lowestoft, Beccles in 1930 (Mr), Bungay (Mn), Gorleston (Mr, Wiltshire) and many just north of the Yare there (Trans. ii, p. clxxvii). In the Breck it occurs about both Brandon and Tuddenham, where Sparke found larvae.

Wingspan details : Forewing 16-19mm, Wingspan 32-38mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Dorset (20.vi.2002) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Found by day on Restharrow - Dunwich beach, Suffolk (3.viii.2012) © Neil Sherman
Bawdsey, Suffolk (10.vi.2009) © Matthew Deans
Southwold, Suffolk (28.vi.2012) © Neil Sherman
 
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Found by day on Restharrow - Dunwich beach, Suffolk (3.viii.2012) © Neil Sherman
Southwold, Suffolk (28.vi.2012) © A Prichard
Southwold, Suffolk (28.vi.2012) © A Prichard
 
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Dunwich, Suffolk (2.ix.2012) © A Prichard
Bradwell, Suffolk (17.vii.2013) © Keith Knights
Southwold, Suffolk (12.vii.2013) © A Prichard
 
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First site record - Ipswich, Suffolk (9.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman
First site record - Ipswich, Suffolk (9.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman