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Sitochroa palealis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1370 / 63.014

Davey, P., 2009: A very local species resident only in the Breck district and along the Thames estuary, but in recent years a transitory colonist in southern and eastern coastal colonies, the larva feeding on the ripening fruits of wild carrot (Daucus carota) and abroad also on hogweed (Heracleum spp.).

In Dorset, prior to 1990 this species had been encountered just a few times, and these were attributed to immigration, but it has evidently increased its range in the interim and... Read More

Additional Stats

Wingspan: 26-32 mm.
Flight: June and July.
Foodplant:   Wild carrot.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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