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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Detail records

SiteDateStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Bonchurch01/09/20141Adult
Ventnor23/06/20001Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
South Brockenhurst NF01/07/20091Adult
Sholing01/09/20121Adult
Southsea03/09/19991Adult
Pennington05/09/20051Adult
Southsea06/09/20061Adult
Southsea10/07/20131Adult
Clanfield12/03/20171Adult
Pennington12/09/20051Adult
Bournemouth18/10/20121Adult
Funtley20/05/20141Adult
Bournemouth20/07/20101Adult
Southsea23/08/20131Adult
Bartley24/02/20061Adult
Stubbington26/07/20101Adult
Bournemouth27/07/20101Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
Lower Froyle05/11/20041Adult
Cholderton10/03/20131Adult
Sherborne St. John11/09/20131Adult
Basingstoke29/01/20141Adult
Cheriton30/10/20171Adult
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