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Monochroa cytisella
Bracken Neb

(Curtis, 1837)728 / 35.065

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Taken at Ipswich and Hollesley in 1931-5 (Whit.). Among bracken at Lowestoft in July (Barrett); and at Southwold in 1897 (Ctw). Gorleston in August 1935 (Mly).

Recent Status: A well recorded species in Suffolk especially in the Sandlings.

Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light from mid June till August. The larvae feed in stems and shoots of Pteridium aquilinum. They pupate on the ground.

Identification: A distinctive species. The moth is brown with a paler head and thorax. There is a narrow white backwards oblique fascia on the costa at three quarters that reaches half way to the tornus. There are short white dashes around the wing tip. More Info

Recorded in 19 (33%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1897.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/2020125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
24/07/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
23/07/2020+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
16/07/2020+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
14/07/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Wingspan: 10-12 mm
Flight: July - August.
Foodplant:   Bracken
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2020. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2020. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2020
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