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Mecyna flavalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Yellow Pearl
63.0390 (B&F: 1396)

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


A resident and suspected occasional immigrant species, in danger of extinction in the East and presumed extinct in the West since 1918. As a native it is often common and sometimes very common by day at its only known colony on the Downs at Wilmington. As a suspected immigrant it is rare in both vice-counties. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-July to late August. The larval foodplant is not known in this country. (Pratt, 2011).

Mecyna flavalis Caradja, 1916
Bexhill-on-Sea, 12 viii 2013
Photo: Derek Crawley
Mecyna flavalis Caradja, 1916
Wilmington, 05 ii 2012
Photo: Charles Waters
Mecyna flavalis Caradja, 1916
Windover Hill, East Sussex, 23 vii 2009
Photo: Nigel Kemp
Mecyna flavalis Caradja, 1916
Deep Dean, 17 vii 2005
Photo: Simon Davey

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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