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Prolita sexpunctella (Fabricius, 1794)

(Six-spot Groundling)
35.0890 (B&F: 794)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Gelechioidea
  »Family: Gelechiidae
   »Subfamily: Gelechiinae
    »Tribe: Hypercalliini


Prolita virgella (Thunberg, 1794)
Prolita longicornis (Curtis, 1827)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

There are no modern records for this heather-feeding species, which is thought to be confined to more northern counties. (Pratt, 2011)

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

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