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Eudonia mercurella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Small Grey
63.0740 (B&F: 1344)

Synonym(s):
Eudonia phaeoleuca (Zeller, 1845)
Eudonia frequentella (Stainton, 1849)


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

Common

A resident species usually occurring sparingly or fairly commonly at mv light in a wide range of habitats, including woods and vegetated shingle beaches, although it is occasionally very common above the heather at Marley Common. Widespread. This species is apparently single-brooded flying mainly from the second week of June to late September, sometimes from late May or to late October. Larvae feed on unspecified mosses on walls. rocks etc. (Pratt, 2011).

Eudonia mercurella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Battle, 26 vii 2015
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Eudonia mercurella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Woods Mill, 18 vii 2019
Photo: Bob Foreman
Eudonia mercurella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfieldd, 11 vii 2014
Photo: Bob Foreman
Eudonia mercurella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pagham Harbour, vii 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Eudonia mercurella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Battle, 18 viii 2012
Photo: Adrienne Norbury

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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