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Glyphipterix forsterella (Fabricius, 1781)

Sedge Fanner
19.0060 (B&F: 394)

Synonym(s):
Glyphipterix oculatella (Zeller, 1850)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea
    »Family: Glyphipterigidae
      »Subfamily: Glyphipteriginae
        »Tribe: Phalacropterygini

Local

A resident Nationally Notable species. Sometimes common by day in a few wild places in East Sussex; presumed extinct in West Sussex since its last listing in 1891/1905. Single-brooded, flying mainly during May and June, although this has yet to be confirmed in Sussex. Larvae feed in the fruiting spikes of sedges. (Pratt, 2011).

Glyphipterix forsterella (Fabricius, 1781)
Rowland Wood, 17 v 2014
Photo: Bob Foreman
Glyphipterix forsterella (Fabricius, 1781)
showing distinctive white spots
Rowland Wood, 17 v 2014
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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