The Moths of Suffolk
2474 Straw Dot, Rivula sericealis, (Scopoli, 1763)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : In a wide variety, including fens, open woodland, heathland, scrub, grassland and gardens

Flight Period : Double-brooded; late May to June and larger brood mid-July to mid-August. Possible third brood in September

Larval foodplants : grasses

Morley's Final Catalogue : Generally distributed throughout the County, and common though little noticed. Ipswich, frequent at electric light in 1895; Barham, in 1933 at Hemley; abundant at Monks Soham light; Tuddenham (Spark); Shipmeadow (D), Fritton (Mr).

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-15mm, Wingspan 19-25mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye (13.vi.2000) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Lineage Wood (7.vi.2005) © S Read
Benhall Green, Suffolk (4.vii.2006) © A Prichard
Market Weston Fen, Suffolk (28.v.2009) © Lee Gregory
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (14.vi.2011) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (14.viii.2012) © Neil Sherman