Main: (Pyralidae / Phycitinae)
62.043 [B&F: 1464] Gymnancyla canella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Na) on sandy beaches by the sea from Sussex to Dorset. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight the foodplant is local and uncommon and the moth has occurred only sporadically along the Solent coast of both counties, in the Christchurch area, Pennington, Freshwater, St Helens and Hayling. Wingspan 22-25 mm. This species bears some resemblance to a Homoeosoma or Phycitodes, but may be distinguished at once by the long, porrected labial palpi which in the other genera are shorter and ascending [Goater]. Larva feeds within stems of Prickly Saltwort, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Pennington11114/08/2013Adult
1-km square SZ14931101981Not recorded
1-km square SZ16901101981Not recorded
1-km square SZ63891001981Not recorded
Freshwater1001955Adult
Hengistbury Head11111/06/1997Adult
Sandy Point11120/07/2006Adult
St Helen's Duver SSSI10126/07/1994Adult
St. Helens Duver (74/92/01)10324/07/1995Adult
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