The Moths of Suffolk
2405 Spotted Clover, Schinia scutosa, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Immigrant

Local Status : Rare Immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Reported to be recorded mainly in coastal areas

Flight Period : May to September, most frequent June to August

Larval foodplants : Field Wormwood and goosefoots

Records : Lowestoft (per Skinner [1998], viii.1938), Stowmarket (A Aston, 9.ix.1945), Havergate Island (A Waller, 30.ix.1956) and Denham (N Whinney, 6.ix.2002)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk in Morley

Aston's Additions : In lucerne field, Lowestoft, August 1938 (Proc. R. Ent. Soc. Lond., Agenda of meeting, 7th Dec., 1938). On the morning of 9.ix.1945 specimen picked up by me outside the Royal Oak Tavern, Stowmarket (Trans. S.N.S. Vol. V, p. 225 and Vol. VI, p. 25). Specimen seen on sea-aster, Havergate Island, by Mr. Alfred Waller on 30.ix.1956 (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. X, p. 78).

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-16mm, Wingspan 30-36mm


Confusion species : None

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China (10.v.2002) © M Deans

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Further Photographs

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Madjarovo, Bulgaria ( © Neil Sherman
Found at rest on grass by day - Patnikovo, Bulgaria ( © Neil Sherman