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Agdistis bennetii (Curtis, 1833)

(Saltmarsh Plume)
45.0010 (B&F: 1488)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Pterophoroidea
  »Family: Pterophoridae
   »Subfamily: Agdistinae
    »Tribe: Hypercalliini

Status and ecology:

National Status: Local

An extremely local, distinctly episodic, scarce resident of West Sussex, in danger of extinction in East Sussex. It is always confined to the extreme south-western and far eastern corners of the county. It is double-brooded, flying mainly from late May to late June and from late July to the third week of August. The larvae are associated with sea lavender. (Pratt, 2011).

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Bracklesham, 28 vi 2013 Photo: Derek Lee

Agdistis bennetii (Curtis, 1833)

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