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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Phenology - Adult Records

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Pennington11112/09/2005Adult
Pennington11105/09/2005Adult
Sholing11101/09/2012Adult
Basingstoke12129/01/2014Adult
Stubbington11126/07/2010Adult
Bartley11124/02/2006Adult
Cholderton12110/03/2013Adult
Clanfield11112/03/2017Adult
Bournemouth11127/07/2010Adult
Bournemouth11120/07/2010Adult
Bournemouth11118/10/2012Adult
Southsea11110/07/2013Adult
Southsea11123/08/2013Adult
Southsea11103/09/1999Adult
Southsea11106/09/2006Adult
Funtley11120/05/2014Adult
Bonchurch10101/09/2014Adult
Cheriton12130/10/2017Adult
Lower Froyle12105/11/2004Adult
Sherborne St. John12111/09/2013Adult
South Brockenhurst NF11101/07/2009Adult
Ventnor10123/06/2000Adult
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