The Moths of Suffolk
2306 Angle Shades, Phlogophora meticulosa, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and very common

Habitats : Various, can appear almost anywhere

Flight Period : Possibly two long protracted broods and can be recorded at any time of year. A small peak occurs May to June with a larger peak late-July to mid-October

Larval foodplants : Various herbaceous and woody plants - found locally on Nettle

Morley's Final Catalogue : Everywhere at light, sugar and ivy-blossom in September. A pupa, dug at Sproughton on 6 February 1894, emerged on 27th of the same month (cp. Ent. Rec. 1894, 71).

Wingspan details : Forewing 21-25mm, Wingspan 45-52mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich (4.v.2004) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Feeding on Ivy blossom - Ipswich, Suffolk (7.x.2013) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2004) © N Sherman
Thetford (26.v.2001) © L Gregory
 
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Inverness-shire (3.v.2004) © Lee Gregory
Eye, Suffolk (19.v.2007) © Paul Kitchener
On Ivy blossom - Ipswich, Suffolk (25.ix.2012) © Neil Sherman