< Oxyptilus parvidactyla

Crombrugghia laetus >

Crombrugghia distans (Zeller, 1847)

Breckland Plume
45.0260 (B&F: 1491)
Previously:Oxyptilus distans (Zeller, 1847)

Crombrugghia laetus sensu auctt. nec (Zeller, 1847)

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

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).

Oxyptilus distans (Zeller, 1847)
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, 03 viii 2015
Photo: Chris Bentley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

Copyright The Sussex Moth Group © 2022
Valid HTML5