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Tinagma ocnerostomella (Stainton, 1850)

Bugloss Spear-wing
26.0010 (B&F: 398)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Douglasioidea
    »Family: Douglasiidae
      »Subfamily: Cemiostominae
        »Tribe: Phalacropterygini

Nationally Scarce B

A resident species occurring singly or sparingly by day and at mv light in a few places on the chalk downs and shingle beaches along the coast of East Sussex; only recently found at Climping in the western vice-county, so in danger of extinction here. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late May to early July. Larvae feed on the stems of viper's-bugloss, although this has yet to be confirmed in Sussex. (Pratt, 2011).

Tinagma ocnerostomella (Stainton, 1850)
Confirmed by Colin Pratt
Motcombe, Eastbourne., 13 vi 2014
Photo: David E Lester
Tinagma ocnerostomella (Stainton, 1850)
Confirmed CP.
Motcombe. Eastbourne., 12 vi 2014
Photo: David E Lester

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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