The Moths of Suffolk
2140 White-marked, Cerastis leucographa, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Locally extinct (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Open woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late March to April

Larval foodplants : Not known in the wild

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very rare. Combs Wood, near Stowmarket (H. H. Crewe) but not in Nat.1858. None later; needs confirmation.

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-16mm, Wingspan 35-39mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultRed Chestnut, Cerastis rubricosa

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Northamptonshire (3.iv.2004) © L Gregory

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Northamptonshire (iii.2004) © M Deans
Reared from eggs laid by female - Monkwood reserve, Worcestershire (2014) © Neil Sherman
Ex Ova obtained 2014, hatched March 2015 - Monkwood, Worcestershire (2014) © Neil Sherman