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Marasmarcha lunaedactyla (Haworth, 1811)

Crescent Plume
45.0230 (B&F: 1495)

Synonym(s):
Marasmarcha phaeodactyla (Hübner, [1813])
Marasmarcha pallidactyla sensu auctt. nec (Haworth, 1811)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pterophoroidea
    »Family: Pterophoridae
      »Subfamily: Pterophorinae
        »Tribe: Hypercalliini

Local

A thinly distributed resident that is increasing. It generally occurs sparingly but it is sometimes fairly common to common on the Downs. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of June to early August. The larvae feed on spiny rest-harrow. (Pratt, 2011).

Marasmarcha lunaedactyla (Haworth, 1811)
Findon Valley, 13 vii 2015
Photo: Mike Snelling
Marasmarcha lunaedactyla (Haworth, 1811)
Findon Valley, 01 vii 2018
Photo: Mike Snelling
Marasmarcha lunaedactyla (Haworth, 1811)
Herstmonceux, 06 vii 2019
Photo: Caroline Moore
Marasmarcha lunaedactyla (Haworth, 1811)
Friston Forest, 1 vii 2008
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Marasmarcha lunaedactyla (Haworth, 1811)
Warnham LNR, 23 vi 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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