Main: (Crambidae / Spilomelinae)
63.046 [B&F: 1403a] Duponchelia fovealis Zeller, 1847

 

Notes: Suspected rare immigrant, or perhaps accidentally imported, from southern Europe and most frequently recorded in houses, garden centres, nurseries and glass houses. In Hampshire the female illustrated below is the second county record, with one from the Isle of Wight. The fact that it was found indoors is important as several of the previous UK records have also been found indoors, indicating that records are likely to originate from imported plant material. Wingspan 19-21 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on house plants, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, occurrence should be reported to MAFF Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate, no evidence of breeding in the UK. There is an article in Atropos 10: April 2000 giving details of the damage to horticultural crops that it can cause in nurseries and glasshouses.

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