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Prays ruficeps (Heinemann, 1854)

22.0030 (B&F: 448a)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea
  »Family: Praydidae
   »Subfamily: Cemiostominae
    »Tribe: Phalacropterygini

Status and ecology:

Resident. The moth usually occurs singly at mv light, sometimes sparingly, in a wide range of habitats in both vice counties. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late May to late August, occasionally to late September. Larvae feed on the buds and shoots of ash.

Previously regarded as the dark brown form of P. fraxinella, now considered to be a separate species (Pratt, 2012).

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Belton Road, Brighton, 24 v 2017 Photo: Jeremy Patterson

Prays ruficeps (Heinemann, 1854)

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