Crombrugghia distans (Zeller, 1847)
45.0260 (B&F: 1491)
Previously:Oxyptilus distans (Zeller, 1847)
Crombrugghia laetus sensu auctt. nec (Zeller, 1847)
Nationally Scarce B
A resident and suspected immigrant that is a Nationally Notable Class B moth. In East Sussex the moth usually occurs singly over a large area at Rye but is very rare in West Sussex. It is double or triple-brooded, flying mainly from late May to early October. The larvae feed on smooth hawk's-beard. (Pratt, 2011).