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Acrolepia autumnitella Curtis, 1838

Bittersweet Smudge
19.0140 (B&F: 476)

Synonym(s):
Acrolepia pygmeana (Haworth, 1811) homonym


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

Common

A resident species, with adults occurring singly at mv light in a few woods in both vice-counties, while larvae are sometimes common, especially in the West. Double-brooded, flying mainly in July and October with the latter flight hibernating. Larvae feed on woody nightshade. (Pratt, 2011)

Acrolepia autumnitella Curtis, 1838
Brighton, 02 xi 2015
Photo: Gideon Knight
Acrolepia autumnitella Curtis, 1838
bred
Hampshire, 15 x 2012
Photo: Tony Davis
Acrolepia autumnitella Curtis, 1838
larva on bittersweet
Hampshire, 24 ix 2012
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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