Main: (Erebidae / Erebinae)
72.087 [B&F: 2460] Passenger (Dysgonia algira) (Linnaeus, 1767)

 

Notes: Very rare immigrant (less than 10 previous UK records) from southern Europe, appearing in south-eastern England. Until 1980 there had been just two records: near Dover, Kent in August 1967 and at Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex in September 1969, but recorded nine times in Britain between 1981 and 2005, with an unprecedented 12 further records in 2006. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there has just been the single record to date, at Totland on 12 September 2006. Wingspan 44-48 mm. The most likely confusion species is Geometrician Prodotis stolida has forewing antemedian fascia without central compression and the postmedian fascia doubly curved; hindwing with a clear white spot above termen (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on Bramble and Sallow, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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