The Moths of Suffolk
2418 Cream-bordered Green Pea, Earias clorana, (Linnaeus, 1761)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Reasonably widespread and not infrequent in the right habitat

Habitats : Fens, sallow carr, damp woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to mid-July. Partial second brood late July to early September

Larval foodplants : sallows and willows

Morley's Final Catalogue : In broad marshes; rare. Taken at Ipswich by Garrett, and at Beccles by Canon Cruttwell (ante 1890). One on long-leaved willow leaf in fens at Kenny Hill in Mildenhall on 6 July 1920 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Forewing 10-12mm, Wingspan 20-24mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultTortrix viridana, Green Oak Tortrix
Spiny Bollworm, Earias biplaga

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Ipswich Golf Course (1.vi.2003) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Southwold, Suffolk (2.vii.2005) © Stuart Read
Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2010) © Neil Sherman