The Moths of Suffolk
2402 Shoulder-striped Clover, Heliothis maritima, (Graslin, 1855)

National Status : RDB; rare immigrant

Local Status : Rare immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Damp acid heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to July

Larval foodplants : Cross-leaved Heather, on the flowers. Also on Heather and Bog Asphodel

Comments : The presence of this species within the Suffolk list appears to have little supporting evidence

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Aston's Additions : I cannot at the moment find this record.

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-17mm, Wingspan 30-36mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMarbled Clover, Heliothis viriplaca

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ssp. warneckei - found by day. - New Forest, Hampshire (26.vi.2010) © Matthew Deans

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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ssp. warneckei - found by day. - New Forest, Hampshire (26.vi.2010) © Matthew Deans