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Cynaeda dentalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Starry Pearl
63.0560 (B&F: 1359)


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

Nationally Scarce A

Proposed Red Data Book Class 3. Resident in East Sussex, but only casual recorded in West Sussex. The moth generally occurs singly or sparingly within half a mile of the seashore - vegetated shingle beaches and chalk cliffs being especially favoured - although it is often fairly common at Eastbourne, Normans Bay and Rye. Colonies are almost, or completely, restricted to the coast between Beachy Head and the Kent border. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid June to mid September. Larvae feed on viper's-bugloss. (Pratt, 2011).

Cynaeda dentalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
, vii 2010
Photo: Dave Green
Cynaeda dentalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Rye Harbour LNR, 13 v 2008
Photo: Chris Bentley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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