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Monochroa lucidella (Stephens, 1834)

Buff-marked Neb
35.0710 (B&F: 736)

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


Signs of only two or three colonies have ever been found in Sussex. First found in July 1955 at Camber Sands. Rediscovered at Camber in late July early August 1962, with no later records from Camber. Single adults at mv light at Icklesham in early July and late August 2009. Larvae feed inside the stems of the introduced common spike rush elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011).

Monochroa lucidella (Stephens, 1834)
Bracklesham, 06 vii 2020
Photo: Derek Lee
Monochroa lucidella (Stephens, 1834)
Etchingham, 09 vii 2014
Photo: Caroline Moore
Monochroa lucidella (Stephens, 1834)
Findon Valley, 18 vii 2014
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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