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Aphomia zelleri (Joannis, 1932)

Twin-spot Honey
62.0020 (B&F: 1429)
Previously:Melissoblaptes zelleri (Joannis, 1932)

Synonym(s):
Aphomia bipunctanus (Zeller, 1848) homonym
Aphomia bipunctana auctt. nec (Curtis, 1828)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
    »Family: Pyralidae
      »Subfamily: Galleriinae
        »Tribe: Tirathabini

Nationally Scarce A

Proposed Red Data Book Class 3. Resident. In Eat Sussex the moth is sometimes fairly common at light amongst the sand dunes at Camber and on the vegetated shingle at Rye Harbour, but much less frequent elsewhere. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid June to mid August. Larval foodplant has yet to be confirmed in Sussex, although moss growing on sand dunes has been listed elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011).

Melissoblaptes zelleri (Joannis, 1932)
Rye Harbour LNR, 22 vii 2006
Photo: Chris Bentley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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