The Moths of Suffolk
2311 Double Kidney, Ipimorpha retusa, (Linnaeus, 1761)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Locally extinct (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Wet woodland, fens, riverbanks, marshes

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late July to early September

Larval foodplants : sallows, willows, Black Poplar

Records : No recent records

Morley's Final Catalogue : Certainly quite rare, though wide spread. One specimen at Ipswich before 1890 (Henry Miller); near Thetford, about the same time (Revd. H. Williams); one at Henham in July 1924 (Mr).

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-15mm, Wingspan 26-32mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultOlive, Ipimorpha subtusa

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Kent (vii.2003) © M Deans

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Wales (26.vii.2008) © Lee Gregory
Norfolk bank of the River Waveney - Burgh St Peter, Norfolk (11.viii.2011) © Brian Jones
Beccles marshes, Suffolk (27.vii.2012) © Neil Sherman
 
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Habitat - Beccles, Suffolk (29.v.2012) © A Prichard
Beccles, Suffolk (27.vii.2012) © A Prichard
Beccles, Suffolk (27.vii.2012) © A Prichard