Eilema pygmaeola (Doubleday, 1847)
Eilema pygmaeola pygmaeola (Doubleday, 1847)
Eilema pygmaeola pallifrons (Zeller, 1847)
72.0480 (B&F: 2046)
Eilema lutarella sensu Meyrick, 1895 nec (Linneaus, 1758)
Listed as nationally endangered in the Red Data Book.
Resident and suspected immigrant. The moth usually occurs singly or sparingly near the East Sussex coast, although it is often common at mv light on or near shingle beaches; very rare in West Sussex. Extremely local, distinctly episodic in appearance in some places, and probably only resident in the far eastern corner of the county. Single-brooded, flying chiefly from early July to mid August, occasionally from early June or to late August. However a much later flight has appeared at Wadhurst since 2003, from mid September to the second week of October. (Pratt, 2011)