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Eudonia mercurella (Linnaeus, 1758)

(Small Grey)
63.0740 (B&F: 1344)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
  »Family: Crambidae
   »Subfamily: Scopariinae
    »Tribe: Endotrichini

Synonym(s):

Eudonia phaeoleuca (Zeller, 1845)
Eudonia frequentella (Stainton, 1849)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

A resident species usually occurring sparingly or fairly commonly at mv light in a wide range of habitats, including woods and vegetated shingle beaches, although it is occasionally very common above the heather at Marley Common. Widespread. This species is apparently single-brooded flying mainly from the second week of June to late September, sometimes from late May or to late October. Larvae feed on unspecified mosses on walls. rocks etc. (Pratt, 2011).

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Lindfieldd, 11 vii 2014 Photo: Bob Foreman

Eudonia mercurella (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Phenology chart for Eudonia mercurella

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