Main: (Noctuidae / Acronictinae)
73.034 [B&F: 2277] Scarce Merveille du Jour (Moma alpium) (Osbeck, 1778)

 

Notes: A rare Red Data Book species, almost entirely restricted to large areas of well-established oak forest, formerly in southern England from Cornwall to Kent, now apparently restricted to the New Forest, west Sussex and the Kentish Weald. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight still quite common in New Forest oak woodland, and still present in woods near Wickham and in Havant Thicket, but it has disappeared from other localities where it was fairly common up until the 1950s. No recent record from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 34-40 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak, over-wintering as a pupa.

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