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Eidophasia messingiella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1840)

Bitter-cress Smudge
18.0070 (B&F: 469)


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

Local

A resident species, normally occurring singly and occasionally sparingly at mv light in both vice-counties. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-June to early July. Larvae feed on bitter-cress and the species has also been strongly associated with Smith's pepperwort. (Pratt, 2011)

Eidophasia messingiella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1840)
Etchingham, 03 vi 2017
Photo: Caroline Moore
Eidophasia messingiella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1840)
Scotney Estate, 15 vi 2018
Photo: Charles Waters
Eidophasia messingiella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1840)
Lindfield, 23 vi 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman
Eidophasia messingiella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1840)
TQ793096 St Leonards On Sea, 26 v 2011
Photo: Crystal Ray
Eidophasia messingiella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1840)
Bracklesham, 28 vi 2010
Photo: Derek Lee

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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