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Patania ruralis

(Scopoli, 1763)1405 / 63.038
=Pleuroptya ruralis

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on nettle (Urtica dioica). In Dorset, the moth is widespread and locally common, but at low density in open heathland across the Poole Basin where nettle is scarce. The national norm is for a single brood in July and August, and this holds true for Dorset, but the following records suggest an occasional second brood (there are two generations abroad): Walditch, at MV light on 10 October 2002 (M Parsons); Hooke Park, at MV light... Read More

Additional Stats

Wingspan: 26-40 mm.
Flight: July and August.
Foodplant:   Nettle.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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