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Alucitidae

1288 Twenty-plume Moth, Alucita hexadactyla Linnaeus, 1758

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

An episodic resident that is sometimes fairly common to common at dusk in gardens and around hedges that hold honeysuckle. At the present time this moth is as high or higher in numbers than any time in history. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from early July to late September and again after hibernation from late March to early June. The larvae feed on honeysuckle, mainly on the flowers. (Pratt, 2011).

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Newhaven Fort tunnels, 15 xii 2015 Photo: Steven Teale

Alucita hexadactyla Linnaeus, 1758

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