The Moths of Suffolk
994 Clepsis consimilana, (Hübner, 1817)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Gardens, fens, woodland, hedgerows, and heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to early August, partial second brood in September to early October

Larval foodplants : On the leaves (preferably dead and withering) of privets (Ligustrum), and less frequently Lilac (Syringa), Ivy (Hedera), Honeysuckle (Lonicera), knotgrasses (Polygonum), apples (Malus), Hornbeam (Carpinus), hawthorns (Crataegus), Cotoneaster horizontalis and other plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Occurs with, and is not scarcer than Pandemis heparana, everywhere from Bentley Woods to Gorleston palings; Monks Soham.

Wingspan details : Wingspan male 13-17mm, female 15-19mm


Confusion species : None

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Great Cornard, Suffolk (15.vii.2005) © Stuart Read

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener