Pyralidae: Pyralinae

1414 (ABH62.070) Synaphe punctalis, (Fabricius, 1775)



General Information

This species has conspicuous white dots along the front edge of forewing which are diagnostic.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 22-27 mm.
Foodplant(s): moss
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
National status: Local


Shingle, sand-dunes, chalky and other dry areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2015

Recorded date range (Adult): 10 July to 15 July