The Moths of Suffolk
1076 Celypha lacunana, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Present in a wide variety of habitats

Flight Period : Double-brooded; mid-May to July overlapping with second brood from August to September

Larval foodplants : On the leaves and flowers of a wide variety of herbaceous plants and occasionally shrubs and trees

Morley's Final Catalogue : More abundant than the last kind from Bentley to Ashby; Tuddenham and rare at Monks Soham light.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-18mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultOlethreutes obsoletana
Celypha doubledayana
Orthotaenia undulana

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Eye, Suffolk (7.vi.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Dark example confirmed by dissection by Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (1.viii.2010) © Neil Sherman
Larva found feeding within stem and flowerhead of Coltsfoot - Ickworth Park, Suffolk (3.v.2006) © A Prichard
Great Livermere, Suffolk (27.viii.2006) © Lee Gregory
 
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Melanic form. - Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2008) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (28.viii.2009) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (16.vi.2013) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (23.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener