The Moths of Suffolk
998 Epiphyas postvittana, (Walker, 1863)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Locally common, recent arrival still expanding its range

Habitats : Gardens, waste ground, orchards and other habitats

Flight Period : Multiple overlapping broods; recorded from March to November

Larval foodplants : On a wide variety of herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees

Comments : First recorded in Suffolk in 1998 by Mike Hall at Mettingham in East Suffolk and Derek Coleman at Cavenham Heath in West Suffolk. Has since become well established in the south-east at least.

Wingspan details : Wingspan male 16-21mm, female 17-25mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman

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