Pterophoridae : Agdistinae
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Agdistis bennetii

(Curtis, 1833)1488 / 45.001

Peter Davey / Phil Sterling, 2020: A localised and rare species restricted to saltern habitat in south-east England, the larva feeding mainly on common sea-lavender Limonium vulgare. In Dorset, this spectacularly cryptic species is head-quartered in saltern and sand dune-to-saltern-transitions in the Poole Harbour and Christchurch areas. The moth occasionally disperses some distance from its headquarters, turning up at light traps on suitably warm nights elsewhere across the county: Gauntís... Read More

Additional Stats

Wingspan: 24-30mm.
Flight: Two Generations May-July. July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Sea-lavender.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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