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Anerastia lotella

(Hübner, 1913)1432 / 62.069

Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to coastal sandhills in England, Wales and southern Scotland, the larva feeding nocturnally on marram (Ammophila arenaria) and fescues (Festuca spp.) hiding in the sand by day. In Dorset, the moth is frequent very locally amongst marram and rush-leaved fescue (Festuca juncifolia) growing on the sand dunes facing Studland Bay and frequent in similar habitat on the northern periphery of Hengistbury Head. The following record from Chesil Beach suggests that... Read More

Additional Stats

Wingspan: c.19-27 mm
Flight: July/August
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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