Main: (Gelechiidae / Dichomeridinae)
35.025 [B&F: 0851] Dichomeris alacella (Zeller, 1839)

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Nb) in a wide range of habitats throughout south-eastern England, north to Yorkshire and west to Herefordshire. In Hampshire known from a handful of sites, mainly in the south of the county, most notably near Ashurst in the New Forest; in north Hampshire, recorded for the first time in 2005 near Overton and subsequently at a number of scattered locations. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 13-14 mm. A relatively distinctive insect which when fresh should be identifiable without recourse to collection: the patterning of the scale tufts, and pale costal spots at 3/4 are diagnostic. Larva feeds on lichens growing on tree trunks and wooden fences.

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