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Loxostege sticticalis (Linnaeus, 1761)

Diamond-spot Pearl
63.0020 (B&F: 1368)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
    »Family: Crambidae
      »Subfamily: Pyraustinae
        »Tribe: Endotrichini


Suspected immigrant and temporary resident. Only detected in singletons at mv light. Distinctly episodic in appearance. Double-brooded, flying mainly from late July to late August, occasionally from early June, and again during the last three weeks of September. Larvae were said to feed on wormwood at Eastbourne between the wars, although only mugwort and field wormwood are listed as foodplants elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011).

Loxostege sticticalis (Linnaeus, 1761)
Findon Valley, 18 vii 2014
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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