The Moths of Suffolk
2413 Silver Barred, Deltote bankiana, (Fabricius, 1775)

National Status : RDB; suspected immigrant

Local Status : Immigrant (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Immigrant

Habitats : Fens, marshes and peat bogs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; early May to late July with possible occasional partial second brood in mid-August

Larval foodplants : Purple Moor-grass, Smooth Meadow-grass, possibly other grasses

Records : Walberswick (per Skinner [1998], 20.vi.1970), Minsmere (C Anderson, 6.vii.1995), Redgrave Fen (SMG, 6.vii.2001), Dunwich (B Statham, 5.vii.1994), Bawdsey (13.vi.2006, 4.vii.2006, 6.vii.2006), Dunwich (C Moore, 19.vi.2006), Orfordness (J Askins, 12.vi.2006 & 7.vii.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Confined in England to the fens of Norfolk, Cambs and in plenty at Chippenham &c. so likely to occur with us. But known here only by a very few that were captured in Tuddenham Fen about 1900 by the late E. G. J. Sparke (in coll. Morley and Bury Mus.).

Wingspan details : Forewing 10-12mm, Wingspan 24-28mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Cambridgeshire (vi.2004) © M Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire (18.vi.2006) © Stuart Read
Bawdsey, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Matthew Deans
Found by day - Lake Siemianowka, Poland (19.v.2009) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (30.vi.2009) © Neil Sherman
Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire (9.vii.2010) © Matthew Deans
Ipswich, Suffolk (14.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman