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Dolicharthria punctalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Long-legged China-mark
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»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
    »Family: Crambidae
      »Subfamily: Spilomelinae
        »Tribe: Endotrichini

Nationally Scarce B

A resident species, usually occurring singly or sparingly, but sometimes quite common at mv lights near chalk cliffs, and on vegetated shingle beaches; occasional singletons penetrate up to five miles inland. Very local with breeding probably confined to within half a mile of the seashore. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-June to early August. Larvae feed on dead vegetation. (Pratt, 2011).

Dolicharthria punctalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Rye Harbour LNR, 30 vii 2007
Photo: Chris Bentley
Dolicharthria punctalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Shoreham Beach, 26 vii 2009
Photo: Dave and Pen Green

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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