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Delplanqueia inscriptella
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Delplanqueia dilutella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1462 / 62.015
=Pempeliella dilutella

Phil Sterling 2021: It is likely that almost all of the cryptic species pair dilutella / inscriptella are referable to inscriptella in Dorset. However, on nights of high immigrant activity, keep an eye out for very brightly coloured examples that would be worth checking for dilutella. For certainty of identification of either species, genitalia must be examined.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Additional Stats

Wingspan: 18-23mm
Flight: June - July?
Foodplant:   Wild Thyme
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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