Main: (Erebidae / Erebinae)
72.085 [B&F: 2464] Alchymist (Catephia alchymista) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Notes: Rare immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing in southern England. There were about 11 authenticated specimens recorded up to 1934, since when recorded only twice: at Middleton-on-Sea, Sussex, in July 1963 and at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, in August 2006. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there were two at Bembridge in the late 19th Century. Wingspan 42-50 mm. The most likely confusion species is Sorcerer Aedia leucomelas, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Evergreen Oak, very limited evidence of breeding in the UK.

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Bembridge10113/09/1858Adult
Bembridge1011867Adult
Porchfield10102/06/2012Adult
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