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Digitivalva perlepidella (Stainton, 1849)

(Spikenard Smudge)
19.0090 (B&F: 471)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea
  »Family: Glyphipterigidae
   »Subfamily: Acrolepiinae
    »Tribe: Phalacropterygini

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

There is only one county record of this Nationally Notable class A species - found in June 1980 near Whiteways in Arundel Park. Larvae feed on ploughman's-spikenard. (Pratt, 2011)

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Saltdean, 04 vi 2015 Photo: Tim Wilton

Digitivalva perlepidella (Stainton, 1849)


Although recorded in Sussex, the database has not as yet, been updated to include these records.

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