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Pempelia palumbella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1442 / 62.023

Davey, P., 2009: A local heathland species in England, Wales and in southern Scotland, the larva feeding on heaths and bell heather (Erica spp.). In Dorset, the moth is frequent to common on heathland throughout the Poole Basin. It is also found on the acid heather-clad summit of Blackdown Hill to the west of Dorchester too. The species occasionally disperses from core heathland; the following records light trap records refer: Dorchester, in 1999 (D Hallett), Shapwick, on 18 and 30 June 2000 (P... Read More

Additional Stats

Wingspan: 21-27 mm.
Flight: July and August
Foodplant:   Heather and Milkwort.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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