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Tree-lichen Beauty
Cryphia algae

(Fabricius, 1775) 2292 / 73.082

Morley's Final Catalogue: The central-southern European B. algae occurs in Lancs-Cheshire only.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common. First noted in the county in 2003, at Landguard, Felixstowe (N. Odin). Rapidly spread and increased in numbers from then. Numbers are probably boosted by immigration during warm spells.

Life history: Single-brooded. Late records into October in Suffolk.

Identification: The greenish colouration makes this species unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodland, parkland, gardens.

Recorded in 44 (76%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2003.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Silvery Gem | Marbled Grey >

List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/09/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
11/09/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
10/09/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
08/09/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
07/09/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 10-13mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Not Assessed / Immigrant
Former Status: Resident/Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]
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