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Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)

Muslin Moth
72.0220 (B&F: 2063)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Erebidae
   »Subfamily: Arctiinae
    »Tribe: Arctiini

Status and ecology:

A resident species. Males are widespread and usually occur sparingly in a wide range of habitats, although they are sometimes fairly common and even occasionally common at mv light in a few places in both vice-counties; females are comparatively scarce, very local, largely confined to woodland clearings, and are only seen flying by day. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early April to mid June, occasionally from mid March or to late June. Larvae feed on low-growing plants, including dock and plantain. (Pratt, 2011)

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Bexhill-on-Sea, 06 iv 2017 Photo: Keith Hackett

Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)

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