The Moths of Suffolk
1524 Emmelina monodactyla, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, gardens, fens, scrub, grassland and heathland

Flight Period : May occur at any time of year, hibernating over the winter

Larval foodplants : bindweed (Convolvulus) and other various plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Abundant among convolvulus everywhere: Common round Ipswich, sometimes on sugar in 1895 ; Claydon, Gosbeck Wood, Blaxhall Common, at light and on ivy-flower up to early October in 1933 at Monks Soham, Yoxford, Blythburgh Wood, Reydon, Southwold, Covehithe Broad, and on Gorleston palings. Tuddenham (Sparke), Mildenhall, Worlington, Brandon in July.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-27mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Great Cornard (vii.2005) © Stuart Read

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (iii.2004) © Neil Sherman
Cattawade Marshes, Suffolk (21.viii.2009) © A Prichard
at rest after being disturbed in poly tunnel - Bradwell, Suffolk (17.iv.2010) © Keith Knights
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (27.vi.2011) © Neil Sherman