The Moths of Suffolk
1482 Homoeosoma nimbella, (Duponchel, 1836)

National Status : pRDBK

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to August

Larval foodplants : probably Compositae, in the flowers and seed-heads

Morley's Final Catalogue : Usually considered a local coast kind, and so taken at both Southwold in June 1889 and Kessingland by Crutwell, as well as at Lowestoft in August 1922 (Ent. 1922, 258), but it was quite common at light inland, beside Fiitton Lake during mid-August 1934 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-21mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultHomoeosoma nebulella
Phycitodes saxicola
Phycitodes maritima

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Life history chart
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