The Moths of Suffolk
2463 Burnet Companion, Euclidia glyphica, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Not uncommon in the Brecks

Habitats : Grassland, usually on chalky soils, meadows, woodland rides, embankments

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to mid-June

Larval foodplants : White and Red Clover, Common Bird's-foot Trefoil, Black Medick, Lucerne, Tufted Vetch

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very local before 1890 at Herringfleet, in Lothingland (Crf) and both Tuddenham (Skepper, &c.) and Newmarket heath (Fenland), in the Breck. Never seen since that year (Mly) and no later records.

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-15mm, Wingspan 28-34mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultRosy Marbled, Elaphria venustula

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Elveden, Suffolk (25.v.2010) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Wordwell (2.vi.2004) © A Prichard
Martin Down, Hampshire (7.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman