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Pediasia aridella (Thunberg, 1788)

Saltmarsh Grass-veneer
63.1100 (B&F: 1324)


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

Nationally Scarce B

A coastal resident, Nationally Notable B moth. It usually occurs singly or sparingly at mv light along the coast on vegetated shingle beaches and amongst sand-dunes. It is sometimes fairly common to common at Rye. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from mid June to late August, occasionally from late May or to the third week of September. The larvae feed on common saltmarsh grass. (Pratt, 2011).

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Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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