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Homoeosoma nebulella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1480 / 62.055

Davey, P., 2009: A species of waste ground on the coasts and light soils inland across southern Britain, the larva feeding on the flowers and seeds of ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) and spear thistle (Cirsium vulgare). In Dorset, the status of the moth is difficult to assess, although records tend to suggest that of an immigrant and transient resident. In the past the moth was rarely encountered: at light on Portland, (C Partridge), (N Richardson), on 28 June 1901 (Reverend E Bankes), Bonsley... Read More

Additional Stats

Wingspan: 20 - 27mm
Flight: May / September
Foodplant:   Spear thistle, ragwort
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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