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Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (12-14mm)
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Spatalistis bifasciana
Small Purple Button

(Hübner, 1787)1034 / 49.058

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: Scarce in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded mid-summer flying species that comes to light. The larvae feed on from August to May on dead, withered or dying leaves of a variety of deciduous trees.

Identification: The moth rests flat against the substrate with a triangular shape the forewings are blackish brown with plumbeous grey fasciae. There are variable light ochre, dark spotted blotches at the base of the costa and at one half on the costa. The apex and greater part of the termen is also pale ochre. More Info

Recorded in 14 (24%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/06/2019+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
16/06/2017+25TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
14/06/2017+25TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
12/06/2017125TG50 - Gorleston
07/06/2017+26TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: May to July
Foodplant:   buckthorn and dogwood (oak and sweet chestnut leaves)
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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