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Perittia obscurepunctella (Stainton, 1848)

Honeysuckle Dwarf
38.0010 (B&F: 590)

Perittia oleella sensu Stephens, 1834 nec (Fabricius, 1794)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Gelechioidea
    »Family: Elachistidae
      »Subfamily: Gelechiinae
        »Tribe: Hypercalliini

Nationally Scarce B

Resident. Occurs as singletons at mv light in a very few places in the east but unrecorded in the west since 1905. Flies in May and June, the larvae feed on honeysuckle (Pratt, 2011).

Perittia obscurepunctella (Stainton, 1848)
Saltdean, 15 iv 2015
Photo: Tim Wilton

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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