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35.032 [B&F: 0809] Hollyhock Seed Moth (Pexicopia malvella) (Hübner, [1805])

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Nb) in grassland, saltmarshes and gardens in parts of south-eastern England, once widespread throughout England and Wales as far north as the eastern border counties of Scotland, it now appears to be contracting its range (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). In Hampshire there is a scattering of records mainly in the south-east of the county; in the north, recorded for the first time in 1992, at Leckford, since when only recorded from Selborne and the Bordon area. In recent times, only found on the Isle of Wight at Freshwater in 2010 and 2011, the first record for at least 60 years. Wingspan 18-20 mm. Larva feeds on seeds of Marsh-mallow and Hollyhock, over-wintering in a cocoon.

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