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March Moth
Alsophila aescularia

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1663 / 70.245

Morley's Final Catalogue: Common throughout the County in March and April, from Bentley to Gorleston.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single brooded. Emerging earlier than formerly, sometimes appearing in late January in recent years. Flightless females rarely seen. Larvae regularly recorded in early summer on various trees.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodland, wooded gardens, scrub woodland on heathland, hedgerows.

Recorded in 52 (90%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1939.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/02/2024225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
20/02/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
20/02/2024225TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
20/02/2024626TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
19/02/2024125TM27 - Fressingfield/Stradbroke
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: One generation. Feb-April.
Foodplant:   Oaks, Hawthorn, Blackthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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