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Dicallomera fascelina (Linnaeus, 1758)

Dark Tussock
72.0160 (B&F: 2027)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Erebidae
   »Subfamily: Lymantriinae
    »Tribe: Orgyiini

Status and ecology:

Resident. In danger of extinction in East Sussex, where adults only occur singly at mv light, occasionally sparingly, although larvae are sometimes fairly common to common on vegetated shingle beaches in the far east; presumably extinct amongst the woods and heaths of West Sussex, where the moth has not been detected since 1982. Always extremely local and very irregular in appearance. Single-brooded, flying mainly from the third week of July to early August, occasionally from late June. Larvae feed on broom.(Pratt, 2011)

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Dicallomera fascelina (Linnaeus, 1758)

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