The Moths of Suffolk
1064 Celypha rosaceana, (Schläger, 1847)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Locally widespread

Habitats : Grassland, edges of woodland, fens and vegetated shingle

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to mid-September

Larval foodplants : On the roots of Perennial Sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis), Prickly Sow-thistle (Sonchus asper) or dandelions (Taraxacum)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Certainly quite a rare species with us. Found only by Gibbs in Bentley Woods during 1901, Taraxacum, no rare plant!

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-19mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCelypha striana
Celypha rufana

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Southwold, Suffolk (2.vii.2005) © Stuart Read

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Great Cornard, Suffolk (26.vi.2006) © Stuart Read
Bawdsey, Suffolk (13.vi.2009) © Matthew Deans
Barnhamcross Common, Suffolk (2.vii.2010) © A Prichard
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2010) © Neil Sherman