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Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)

Muslin Moth
72.0220 (B&F: 2063)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Erebidae
      »Subfamily: Arctiinae
        »Tribe: Arctiini

A resident species. Males are widespread and usually occur sparingly in a wide range of habitats, although they are sometimes fairly common and even occasionally common at mv light in a few places in both vice-counties; females are comparatively scarce, very local, largely confined to woodland clearings, and are only seen flying by day. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early April to mid June, occasionally from mid March or to late June. Larvae feed on low-growing plants, including dock and plantain. (Pratt, 2011)

Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)
Bexhill-on-Sea, 06 iv 2017
Photo: Keith Hackett
Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)
Henfield, 22 iv 2018
Photo: Paula Blake
Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)
Ringmer, 19 v 2018
Photo: John Luck
Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)
Wadhurst, 21 iv 2019
Photo: Michael Howard
Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)
Crawley, 17 v 2015
Photo: Elliot Dowding
Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)
Female
Rewell Wood, 25 v 2013
Photo: Colin Knight
Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)
Wych Cross, Forest Row, 31 v 2013
Photo: Hew Prendergast
Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)
Pagham Harbour, iv 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)
Warnham LNR, 30 iv 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley
Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)
Female
Cuckmere, 30 v 2010
Photo: Lynne and John Scott
Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)
Female
Warnham LNR, 19 v 2008
Photo: DamianPinguey

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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