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Plutella porrectella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Grey-streaked Smudge
18.0030 (B&F: 465)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea
    »Family: Plutellidae
      »Subfamily: Ochsenheimeriinae
        »Tribe: Phalacropterygini


A resident species, widespread, occurring singly or sparingly at mv light in a few places in both vice-counties. Triple-brooded, flying mainly from mid-May to mid-June, most numerously from late July to mid-August, and again during September and October. Larvae feed on dame's-violet. (Pratt, 2011)

Plutella porrectella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 11 vii 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman
Plutella porrectella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lewes, 29 v 2009
Photo: Peter Tinning

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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