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Hydraecia osseola Staudinger, 1882

Subspecies:
     Hydraecia osseola osseola Staudinger, 1882
     Hydraecia osseola hucherardi Mabille, 1907

Marsh Mallow Moth
73.1250 (B&F: 2363)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Xyleninae
        »Tribe: Apameini

RDB1

Listed as Nationally Endangered in the Red Data Book. Resident. Often fairly common to common at rest amongst stands of foodplant situated in the marshy saline meadows near Rye; never detected in West Sussex. Extremely local. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late August to late September, sometimes from mid August or to the second week of October. Larvae feed on the roots of marsh mallow. (Pratt, 2011)

Hydraecia osseola Mabille, 1907
Rye Harbour SWT Reserve, 18 ix 2016
Photo: Chris Bentley
Hydraecia osseola Mabille, 1907
Rye, 15 ix 2007
Photo: Keith Alexander
Hydraecia osseola Mabille, 1907
Rye, 15 ix 2007
Photo: Keith Alexander

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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