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Platyedra subcinerea (Haworth, 1828)

Mallow Groundling
35.0330 (B&F: 808)

Synonym(s):
Platyedra vilella (Zeller, 1847)


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

Nationally Scarce B

There are very old records for this species from Worthing and Brighton but there are several records from 1966 to 2011. It has been recorded at Walberton, Newhaven, Denton, Findon Valley and Peacehaven. The dates of capture range from 7th May to 6th June. It was noted in the old records that the larvae feed on Mallow. (Pratt,2011)

Platyedra subcinerea (Haworth, 1828)
Findon Valley, 25 v 2018
Photo: Mike Snelling
Platyedra subcinerea (Haworth, 1828)
Eastbourne, 27 v 2018
Photo: Dennis Chanter
Platyedra subcinerea (Haworth, 1828)
Bracklesham, 20 v 2010
Photo: Derek Lee

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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