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Synaphe punctalis

(Fabricius, 1775)1414 / 62.070

Davey, P., 2009: A species confined to the coastal counties in southern England, the larva feeding on terrestrial mosses (Musci spp.). In Dorset, the moth occupies two biotypes. The first is on sandy soils across the Poole Basin, where it is locally abundant. The second is the coastal belt as far west as, and including, Chesil Beach, where it is usually at low density; one notable exception is the chalk cliffs to the east of Studland where it is abundant. A host moss, Dicranum scoparium,... Read More

Additional Stats

Wingspan: 22-27 mm.
Flight: June to August
Foodplant:   Mosses.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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