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Pexicopia malvella (Hübner, [1805])

Hollyhock Seed Moth
35.0320 (B&F: 809)

Synonym(s):
Pexicopia lutarea (Haworth, 1828)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Gelechioidea
    »Family: Gelechiidae
      »Subfamily: Apatetrinae
        »Tribe: Hypercalliini

Nationally Scarce B

There are early 20th century records from the River Arun near Ford and from a garden in the Meads district of Eastbourne. More recent records come from Lewes in 1986, and Walberton on 15th June, 1992 and 26th June 2004. Finally seen sparingly at light at Peacehaven during early June 2009, in a spot with plentiful tree mallow (Pratt, 2011).

Pexicopia malvella (Hübner, 1805)
Saltdean, 19 vii 2014
Photo: Tim Wilton
Pexicopia malvella (Hübner, 1805)
Confirmed by Colin Pratt
Motcombe. Eastbourne., 14 vi 2014
Photo: David E Lester

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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