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Monochroa palustrellus (Douglas, 1850)

Wainscot Neb
35.0730 (B&F: 737)
Previously:Monochroa palustrella (Douglas, 1850)


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

Nationally Scarce B

Status. Nationally Notable Class B. Resident. Generally occurs singly or sparingly at mv light in both vice-counties, although it is sometimes fairly common in a few coastal habitats. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to late August occasionally to late September. Larvae feed on roots of curled dock although not confirmed in Sussex. (Pratt, 2011).

Monochroa palustrella (Douglas, 1850)
Littlehampton, 03 viii 2011
Photo: Mike Snelling
Monochroa palustrella (Douglas, 1850)
Etchingham, 16 viii 2012
Photo: Caroline Moore
Monochroa palustrella (Douglas, 1850)
Etchingham, 16 viii 2012
Photo: Caroline Moore

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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