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Eupsilia transversa

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2256 / 73.210

Morley's Final Catalogue: Of frequent occurrence on sugar and ivy-blossom everywhere from Bentley to Gorleston; Bury (Skepper, Mr), Mildenhall (Gd).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. The adults hibernate over the winter. Recorded regularly in the county at ivy blossom and Blackberries in the autumn, Sallow flowers in the spring as well as at light traps. Larvae have been found in late spring in Suffolk on various trees. They also eat other moth larvae.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodland, scrub, parkland and gardens.

Recorded in 46 (79%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/02/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
16/02/2024225TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
16/02/2024325TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
14/02/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
13/02/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-April.
Foodplant:   Omnivorous Broadleaved trees and shrubs - Moth larvae
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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