Main: (Crambidae / Spilomelinae)
63.043 [B&F: 1402] Diasemia reticularis (Linnaeus, 1761)

 

Notes: Rare immigrant to southern England from southern Europe, arriving in some years in sufficient numbers to breed. In Hampshire not recorded since 1958. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 18-22 mm. The most likely confusion species is Diasemiopsis ramburialis, but D. reticularis can always be recognised by the postmedian lines of fore- and hindwing, which curve or bend strongly into tornal region [Goater]. Larva feeds on withered leaves of herbaceous plants such as Greater Plantain, Chicory, Hawk's-beard and Ox-tongue.

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Alton Town1231900Adult
Brockenhurst1101857Adult
Brockenhurst1101834Adult
Brockenhurst11015/07/1958Adult
Brockenhurst11006/1892Adult
Christchurch1101904Adult
Crab Wood1101872Adult
Hampshire1101876Adult
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