Main: (Crambidae / Pyraustinae)
63.002 [B&F: 1368] Loxostege sticticalis (Linnaeus, 1761)

 

Notes: Irregular immigrant to the British Isles from southern Europe, common in some years. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight most frequent on the coast, but very irregular in appearance, with a notable influx in 1995 when at least 12 were recorded, but often absent and there have been only 11 individuals since (to 2016). Wingspan 24-29 mm. Most likely to be confused with the abundant Udea olivalis, but distinguished by the characteristic white terminal streak. Larva feeds on Mugwort, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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